The price for a liter of petrol is only a few cents away from the old record level of 1,895 euros, which dates back to October 2012. The same applies for a liter of diesel.

LPG is only 1 cent away from the 2014 record, according to figures from United Consumers that NU.nl requested on Monday.

Now that the oil price is rapidly moving towards normal levels, it is expected that we will at least pay a little more at the pump in the near future, says Paul van Selms of United Consumers.

"Drivers can refuel better today than tomorrow."

This year, petrol and diesel have become almost a quarter more expensive.

"Which is not surprising in itself, given that the oil price has already risen tens of percent this year."

Due to the corona crisis, demand is lower, but the oil-producing countries correct this where possible by adjusting the supply accordingly.

The price increase of oil is in any case in line with the trend of products becoming more expensive.

"Once a barrel of oil cost $ 25, but sometimes also $ 70. And that has sometimes been more or less. But the trend is always upward," says Van Selms.

The oil price is an 'artificial market price'.

'Hardly anyone fills up LPG anymore'

For example, Saudi Arabia is now pumping about 1 percent less oil after installations were damaged by attacks.

"Now 1 percent is not very much less, but it does have an immediate price-pushing effect."

Van Selms thinks that the current oil price of around USD 70 per barrel is the new normal for the time being.

"But that is difficult to predict."

A liter of petrol (Euro 95) cost 1,837 euros at the pump on Monday, while the record is 1,895 euros.

1,507 had to be paid for a liter of diesel, while the record is 1,558 euros.

Van Selms says that prices could be 1 cent per liter higher on Tuesday.

For LPG 0.932 euros per liter is charged, compared to 0.946 euros per liter at the record level of 2014. "But hardly anyone refills LPG anymore," says Van Selms.