Petrol to go down by HRK 0.99, diesel by HRK 0.54 per litre as of Tuesday

As of Tuesday, the price of basic petrol in Croatia will go down by HRK 0.99 and of diesel by HRK 0.54 per litre, the government announced on Monday.

Eurosuper 95 will be sold at HRK 12.03 and Eurodiesel at HRK 12.89 per litre. The price of blue-dyed diesel will be HRK 9.25 per litre.

If the government had not intervened, Eurosuper 95 would have cost HRK 13.96, Eurodiesel HRK 15.24 and blue-dyed diesel HRK 10.15 per litre.

Eurosuper 95 is currently going for HRK 13.02 and Eurodiesel for HRK 13.43. These prices were fixed by the government two weeks ago and are valid until midnight on Monday.

Asked at a press conference about Croatia's position on energy saving, Filipović said that Croatia had studied the European Commission's guidelines and could meet the proposed natural gas consumption reduction target of 15 per cent.

"During talks this morning with members of the energy crisis response team and other energy experts, none of them said that the 15 per cent reduction target was unattainable for Croatia or that it would have an adverse impact on the Croatian economy," Filipović said.

He announced that the government would unveil a set of recommendations and guidelines on energy saving for the public sector and households at its meeting on Thursday