Region dodges fuel price hike

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THE PRICE of fuel at petrol stations throughout the Valencia region did not go up at midnight on Monday – unlike the majority of regions in Spain where the price per litre has increased by up to 4.8 cents.
The application of a new tax approved by the previous PP government replaces the optional regional tax. Some regions were applying the maximum rates (including Valencia and Murcia), others only partially – and others not at all and in these regions drivers faced a huge hike on Tuesday (January 1) of €2.4 to fill a 50-litre tank.

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