Estonia extends period of sale of winter automotive gasoline to mitigate price pressures

  • 2022-02-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – In view of inflationary pressures and high energy and fuel prices, the Ministry of the Environment has decided to extend by one month, until May 31, the period during which winter motor gasoline can be sold in Estonia.

"By doing it, we can at least somewhat alleviate the current record fuel prices, as the decision will reduce the final price of gasoline for consumers by up to 3.5 cents per liter in the spring. To a certain extent, there will be an increase in volatile organic compounds, but we are prepared to accept this to alleviate the current inflationary pressures," Minister of the Environment Erki Savisaar said in a press release. 

The regulation of the minister of the environment banning the sale of winter gasoline after April 30 has been in effect since December 2016.