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It costs about €139 to fill the tank of a Ford Transit with petrol in Denmark; in Ireland, it costs about €128. The cheapest place to buy petrol is the United Arab Emirates followed by Malaysia, Mexico and the US. It costs €27 to fill up a tank with petrol in the UAE, €37 in Malaysia, €52 in Mexico and €55 in the US.

It is Irish taxes alone which see our fuel prices this high,” said Conor Faughnan, director of consumer affairs at the AA.

Taxes account for almost 60 per cent of the cost of filling up the tank of a Ford Transit with petrol in Ireland, compared to about 13 per cent in the US. There are no fuel taxes in China> or Malaysia.

There you go now.

Ireland is world’s fourth most expensive for petrol (Sunday Independent)

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