My first exposure to EU pricing came after I picked up the first Dakar from storage in England. I pulled in a the Shell service station in Ickenham only to find that it cost ₤ 17 sterling to fill one of the bikes. The bikes weren’t completely empty but the fuel lights were on.
In some way it was a relief to see the high price of petrol in England, knowing that New Zealand still has a long way to go to match the prices of the UK. I have decided to track the petrol prices during this trip and now have two data points, England and Iceland.
England price per litre is ₤ 1.26
Iceland price per litre is 182 Icelandic Kroner
When converted to NZ dollars and compared with the recent NZ cost of $2.18 per litre, this is how 95 Octane stacks up:
England = $ 3.30 (34% higher)
Iceland = $ 2.89 (25% higher)
So dig out the V8 and enjoy. By the way the price of diesel in England and Iceland is higher than that of petrol. A comforting position for us Kiwi’s when we consider the cost that we pay to fish the Cook Strait back home.