Gasoline price increased for 2 consecutive weeks, or slightly increased next week, 18:27 on October 2
This week's regular gasoline retail price rose by 1.6 yen from the previous week to 145.4 yen per liter. The price rise is expected to increase slightly next week as the consumption tax rate increases for the second consecutive week.
According to the Petroleum Information Center, which is commissioned by the government and is investigating gasoline prices, the national average retail price of regular gasoline as of September 30 was 145.4 yen per liter, up 1.6 yen from the previous week. .
The rise in prices was for the second week in a row, because the oil-related facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked on the 14th of last month, and the price of crude oil rose worldwide.
Future outlook Although the oil price has returned to its pre-attack level, the oil information center expects that the increase in the consumption tax rate will be reflected in the retail price next week, so the price will rise slightly.