Fuels in the Czech Republic have been getting cheaper since the beginning of October, gasoline was the cheapest in more than two years last week, diesel since last August. According to analysts, fuel will become more expensive in the coming days.

According to analysts, the rise in oil prices is behind the reversal of the trend. “Oil halted its decline hand in hand with wholesale fuel prices. A further rise in geopolitical tension threatens a sharp rise in the price of black gold. In addition, the unfavorable development of the Czech crown makes fuel purchases more expensive for the entire distribution chain,” said XTB analyst Jiří Tyleček.

Also, according to Purple Trading analyst Petr Lasjek, due to the weaker koruna and higher oil prices, fuels may become slightly more expensive in the coming days. “It should be less than tens of pennies,” claims Lajsek. However, he cautioned that the price of oil is notoriously volatile, so the situation can change quickly.

The head of 4Trans, Jaroslav Ton, also expects an increase in fuel prices in January. He assumes that in the next week, fuels could become more expensive by 20 to 30 pennies per liter. “A renewed increase in prices may mean another challenge for the financial management of logistics companies, for which January is usually a quieter month in terms of the number of orders and therefore income,” noted Ton.

The cheapest gasoline is filled by drivers in the South Bohemian Region and the Ústí Region, where the average price per liter is CZK 35.10. Diesel is the cheapest in the South Bohemian Region, a liter is sold there for an average of 35.49 CZK. Conversely, the most expensive fuel is offered by pumps in Prague, where a liter of gasoline costs an average of CZK 38.18. Petrol is refueled there for 38.27 CZK per liter.

In a year-on-year comparison, according to CCS data, gasoline is now 57 halers per liter cheaper than a year ago, while motorists paid CZK 1.68 more per liter for diesel at that time.

Average fuel prices in the Czech Republic as of January 3, 2024 (in CZK/l):

End Natural 95 Nafta
CR 35,86 36,18
Prague 38,18 38,27
Central Bohemia 36,38 36,57
South Bohemian 35,10 35,49
Pilsen 36,25 36,48
Karlovy Vary 35,38 35,74
Ústí 35,10 35,78
Liberecký 35,31 35,85
Královéhradecky 35,26 35,60
Pardubice 35,46 35,61
Highlands 36,20 36,44
South Moravian 36,44 36,56
Olomouc 36,12 36,59
Zlínský 35,17 35,64
Moravian-Silesian 35,75 35,91