AAFES announces December fuel prices

Airman Kelly Leguillon, 39th Communications Squadron, fills her tank up at the Incirlik Shoppette Nov. 2. In the month of November gas prices around Europe are set to decrease an average of 23 cents. (U.S. AIr Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Lipscomb)

Airman Kelly Leguillon, 39th Communications Squadron, fills her tank up at the Incirlik Shoppette Nov. 2. In the month of November gas prices around Europe are set to decrease an average of 23 cents. (U.S. AIr Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Lipscomb)

MAINZ KASTEL, Germany -- According to the Department of Energy, pump prices for gasoline have been steadily increasing as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and demand is expected to increase. Oil is around $59 a barrel as the market awaits the impact of OPEC's decision to cut production and to see what type of winter weather can be expected.

The DoE average price for grades of fuel except premium increased. According to DoE, the average price for regular unleaded fuel in the U.S. is 3.8 cents a gallon higher than it was at the same time last year. As a result the December sell prices reflect the following average changes per gallon, by grade:

AAFES continues to remind customers to check their gas coupons before filling up at ESSO or ARAL stations on the economy. The Series (7) POL gas coupons for Germany and The Netherlands expired Sept. 30 and are no longer accepted at stations on the economy. These coupons are, however, valid at AAFES gas stations on base or post until the end of the year. Series (8) POL Coupons are available at AAFES facilities now. Customers may request refunds for unused Series (7) POL coupons, as long as they are still attached to the original booklet, at any AAFES facility, until September 2007.

Please note that pump prices in the Netherlands for all grades of fuel were set at the "floor" selling price as were the prices for premium in Turkey and the Azores per DoD Policy. "Floor" prices occur when the cost of fuel plus dispensing costs is greater than the DoE average plus incremental dispensing costs.

Overseas fuel prices for the month of December, based on the previous four week DoE average, will be as follows:

Germany:
Unleaded - $2.388
Super Unleaded - $2.494
Super Plus Unleaded - $2.594
Diesel - $2.698

Netherlands:
Super Unleaded - $2.528
Super Plus Unleaded - $2.786
Diesel - $2.710

United Kingdom:
Super Unleaded - $2.443
Super Plus Unleaded - $2.544
Diesel - $2.647

Azores:
Super Unleaded - $2.825

Turkey:
Super Unleaded - $2.846
Diesel Coupon - $2.750