Fuel Prices France

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Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: France Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: EUR
Exchange Rate: 0.7365


Last Update:

The downstream fuel sector in France is liberal and privatized. However, oil companies are in a oligopolistic position.

An official, governmental website offers a complete and up-to-date database of any fuel price at any gas station in the country (http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr). Customers can very easily find the cheapest fuel retailer in their region. Values are updated daily, as fuel retailers are forced to transfer their fuel prices to the government daily. This powerful fuel price monitoring implicated a high price pressure on the whole market. Retailers margins (including transport, storage, retailing...) are low compared to other EU-countries. However, taxation is one of the highest worldwide.

More detailed information concerning fuel pricing can be found on the ministries website at http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr.

Europe-wide fuel price statistics can be found at http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.

Fuel Prices and Trends

Gasoline 95 Octane Diesel
in USD*

in Local Currency

* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil

Fuel Price Composition

Price composition for one litre of Gasoline 95 Octane.

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Average-price for 2010

VAT is 19,6% on the retailers price, including TIPP.

(*„Distribution“ includes transport, storage and margins.)

(**TIPP = „Taxe Intérieure de consommation sur les Produits Pétroliers“)

Source: UFIP

At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Other Information http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/-Petrole,311-.html
Price Composition http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/-Cours,337-.html
Price Composition http://www.ufip.fr/?rubrique=1&ss_rubrique=317&inner=350,
Pricing Mechanism http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/-Petrole,311-.html
Pump prices and margins http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/
Wholesale Prices http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/-Cours,337-.html


Please find more information on GIZ International Fuel Price Database and http://www.giz.de/fuelprices

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