These are the counties with the cheapest diesel prices
Published 01/12/2016 | 10:03
Fuel prices are on the rise, according to the Irish Farmers Association’s (IFA) Inputs Project Team's most recent quarterly survey.
In terms of car diesel, Kerry, Kildare and Kilkenny recorded the lowest prices at 114 cent per litre while at the other end of the spectrum Dublin and Mayo recorded the highest prices at over 120 cent per litre.
The results show that the cost of agricultural diesel has risen by 4% to 63 cent per litre, with similar increases being recorded for car diesel, which now costs almost 117 cent per litre.
Connacht has shown the highest increase in fuel prices, with the cost of agricultural diesel rising by over 10% in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. This compares to a 2% increase being recorded in Leinster, 4% in Munster and 5% in Ulster.
IFA’s John Coughlan said the disproportionate increase in fuel prices in western counties is unjustifiable.
“Many of the farm families in these areas have had to endure the worst impact of the difficult weather conditions this year and are now faced with unexplainable increased fuel costs.”
IFA is encouraging all members to use the fuel price survey results to negotiate keener terms with fuel suppliers and to ensure that farm families are not being ripped off.