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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)

Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

IRISH MOTORISTS will have to spend over €1,400 a year more on fuel than they did just three years ago if current forecourt prices are maintained, the AA has warned.

The average price of a litre of petrol in the Republic has now hit €1.70, according to the fuel price tracking website pumps.ie.

Worse is yet to come for consumers, with prices expected to climb by at least another five cent over the coming days, as international markets remain jittery over conflicts in Syria and Yemen and Iran’s dispute with the US and Europe over its nuclear programme continues.

Yearly petrol cost to rise €1,400 over 2009, says AA (Conor Pope, Irish Times)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)