The mineral oil industry “mostly” passed on the three-month tank discount last summer. This is the result of an investigation by the Federal Cartel Office, for which the authority presented an interim report on Monday. In this context, the Cartel Office referred to other studies that had also come to the conclusion that the tax relief had largely been passed on.
The so-called tank discount was valid from June 1st to August 31st. It was introduced for three months together with the 9-euro ticket to relieve consumers in view of high energy prices. At that time, the energy tax for petrol was reduced by almost 30 cents per liter and for diesel by a good 14 cents per liter. Whether and to what extent this reduction was passed on to consumers was discussed intensively.