Petrol price reaches record high

Petrol or gasoline has reached a record price in Belgium.

Starting Saturday the maximum price for euro 95 petrol rises to 1.687 euros a litre - an increase of 2 eurocents. The top price for a litre of euro 98 petrol goes up to 1.7070 euros.

Petrol is getting more expensive because of the higher price for oil products on the international markets. This graph shows recent price fluctuations. Brent crude is indicated in yellow.