Record Number of Trips Expected During Spain’s Second Phase of Operation Exit as Gas Prices Rise

Operation begins its second phase at Easter, fueled by annual highs

The second phase of Operation Exit has begun, and despite the fluctuating weather, traffic on Spanish roads is abundant. It is estimated that at least 16.5 million trips will be taken during this holiday period. This is accompanied by a slight increase in gasoline and diesel prices. Gasoline prices have been rising for 10 consecutive weeks and are close to last Easter’s prices, while diesel prices are slightly lower compared to the same time last year.

Drivers who plan to fill up their tanks before their trips will find that gasoline prices are around 88.88 euros for a full tank, which is slightly cheaper than last Easter. Diesel, on the other hand, will cost around 84.26 euros for a full tank, which is about 17 cents more expensive than in 2023. Prices may vary depending on the service station, with ranges between 1.35 and 1.95 euros for gasoline and 1.16 and 1.99 euros for diesel.

Spain still has cheaper fuel prices compared to the Eurozone average due to its lower tax burden and lower raw material costs. Despite recent increases in fuel prices, Spain remains competitive in this area compared to other European countries. The second phase of Operation Exit began with around 9 million trips, an increase of about 4% compared to last year’s exodus that started on Friday and will end on Monday of the following week.

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