Gas is still the most cost-effective fuel, but the gap is narrowing

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These days, the prices of gasoline and diesel and the freezing of the prices of these derivatives by the state are in the foreground. At the same time, earthquakes in international markets and rising prices for crude oil and natural gas are also affecting the price of the somewhat forgotten fuel – liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or gas.

These days, the price of liquefied petroleum gas at gas stations reached 102 dinars per liter and exceeded the level from December last year, when it briefly exceeded the limit of 100 dinars.

Until a year or two ago, the price of a liter of gas was approximately 50 percent of the price of a liter of gasoline. Today, a liter of gasoline is limited to 175 dinars, a liter of Eurodiesel to 197 dinars, while gas has exceeded 100 dinars, so the difference between the price of gasoline and gas is never smaller.

Yet calculations show that driving on gas is still the cheapest.

If we assume that a diesel consumes six liters per 100 kilometers, gasoline eight liters, and a car with built-in gas 10 liters per 100 kilometers, even at these prices, it is the cheapest to drive on LPG.

For the 100 kilometers covered, 1,020 dinars are paid for gas, diesel drivers 1,182 dinars, while driving on gasoline is the most expensive, since 1,400 dinars are spent for 100 kilometers.

Of course, this is a very rough calculation that should take into account the cost of installing a gas device, certificates and maintenance.

If we take that the price of installing gas is around 350 euros or around 41,000 dinars, in relation to gasoline, the device would pay off after about 11,000 kilometers, which is about a year of average driving.

To this should be added the costs of the certificate and technical inspection and other costs that are over 100 euros, which further extends the repayment period of the investment. Also, a certain petrol consumption should be added to the costs until the device switches to gas consumption.

By the way, with 0.866 euros per liter of gas, Serbia is somewhere in the European environment in terms of price. It is the cheapest in Belarus, 35 euro cents per liter, and the most expensive in Sweden, where it is almost 1.4 euros per liter, Danas writes.