Fuels will follow in opposite directions next week, after this Easter Sunday: gasoline goes down, gasoline goes up. Tomorrow, gasoline will go down for the first time in eleven weeks, to half a cent. Gas oil, for the fourth week, rises to 0.5 cents, according to the newspaper Jornal Económico.
The price update comes after days marked by a fuel crisis in Portugal, due to the strike of drivers of dangerous goods. On Wednesday, in the midst of the energy crisis, the 2,776 stations registered on the platform 'No longer able to supply', registered the lack of one of the two fuels: either gasoline or diesel. This number is particularly impressive due to the approximately 3,000 jobs that exist in Portugal.
Last week, with many Portuguese taking to the road due to Easter holidays, it was marked by the tenth consecutive week of increases for gasoline, which renewed five-month highs, according to data from the General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG ). In the case of diesel, it was the third week followed by increases.