Shell and Aral are more expensive than the competition

Pioneer: Shell is at the forefront when it comes to price increases.
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A comparison of the branded petrol stations during the Corona crisis shows that two large chains are often the most expensive, while Jet is the cheapest. For motorists, it is worth looking at the prices.

BWith the Corona crisis, enzin has become considerably cheaper – however, there are considerable differences in pricing policy and price adjustment behavior among the large branded petrol stations. This emerges from a detailed comparison of the ADAC car club, which the F.A.Z. exclusively available. Over six weeks, the organization’s fuel specialists have examined the prices for Super E10 and diesel at all German petrol stations of the five major brands – Aral, Esso, Jet, Shell and Total – and evaluated them on a weekly basis.

The result: over the entire six-week period from April 6 to May 17, Jet was by far the cheapest provider of both types of fuel. Here, consumers paid an average of 5.8 cents less for Super E10 than for the two most expensive brands, Shell and Aral. Jet had the lowest gasoline prices on average every single week, according to ADAC. Aral and Shell, on the other hand, had the highest prices, with the six weeks being divided into three each with Aral at the top and three with Shell. For diesel fuel, Jet was also the cheapest brand, Shell was the most expensive.

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