According to a report by CNN Portugal, the rise comes after the Government decided to extend the tax cut on Petroleum Products (ISP) until the end of October, and also decided to reduce that cut by four cents in the case of gasoline, which led to a rise in the sale price of this fuel to the public last Tuesday.

If the rise in fuel prices is confirmed, next week the litre of diesel will continue to be slightly more expensive than the litre of gasoline. A litre of diesel should be sold, on average, at 1.87 euros and a litre petrol should be sold at 1.82 euros per litre.

At the beginning of this week, the average selling price for petrol to the public was 1.7 euros and that of diesel was 1.75 euros.