A few weeks before the holidays, the prices at the pump are more difficult to bear for motorists.

Since January 1, fuel prices have been soaring, they have returned to their levels before the coronavirus health crisis.

A situation that strongly displeases the drivers.  

Refueling is becoming more and more expensive.

Fuel prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

An increase of around 11% for Unleaded 95 since January 1.

As the holidays approach, Parisian motorists look grim.

A full tank of unleaded super costs now almost seven euros more than at the start of the year.

The trend is the same for Diesel.

"It's increasing from week to week, it's too much for me," says Frédéric, who is in full swing.

“At the end of the month it shows!” He continues, annoyed. 

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Clément has no choice either.

He uses his car every day.

"At the beginning it had increased a little bit after that it skyrocketed. The prices exploded at the pump," he says.

And this rise in prices just before the holidays annoys him: "every year it is the same before the holidays ... We increase the prices and we do not understand why".

The price of a barrel of oil has risen from $ 50 to $ 70

So if prices go up, it is because the price of a barrel of oil has soared in recent months.

A barrel now costs more than $ 70 compared to $ 50 last January: prices are again those before the coronavirus crisis. 

And the reason is simple: the economy has started to turn. There is therefore a need for more oil! For the moment, even if professionals are betting more on price stability in the coming weeks, everything will depend on the extent of the economic recovery.