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Most Europeans Now Pay More for Diesel Than Gasoline at the Pump

A prices board at a gas station in Berlin on March 21. 
A prices board at a gas station in Berlin on March 21. Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images 

The consequences of avoiding Russian diesel exports are plainly visible to motorists in western Europe already.

A surge in demand for alternative supplies since Russia invaded Ukraine has pushed up wholesale and retail prices of the motor fuel to an extent where it now costs more than gasoline across most of Europe.