Portugal is known for it’s rather high fuel tax within the European Union. Fuel prices are high but a remarkable government initiative makes it possible to get a better deal. The daily fuel price at every petrol station in Portugal is published online since 2009. Have a look;

 

Diesel and Petrol prices published online in Portugal

Backed by Portuguese law, every petrol station in Portugal is required to publish it’s daily fuel price on a government run website;

Cheapest Petrol Diesel Gazole Gasoleo Euro95 Euro98 prices in Portugal
Diesel and Petrol prices online in Portugal – Preços de Combustíveis Online 

The site “Preços de Combustíveis Online” allows anyone to see the actual fuel price sold anywhere in Portugal. The daily top 5 of the cheapest and most expensive Euro95 Petrol and Diesel is listed separately with the exact location of the petrol stations.

Local diesel and petrol price in Portugal

The website “Preços de Combustíveis Online”  has several search functions allowing anyone to see the fuel price in the area – for example in Faro – Algarve;

Cheapest Petrol Diesel Gazole Gasoleo Euro95 Euro98 prices in Faro - Portugal
Diesel and Petrol prices online in Faro Portigal

Also here the top 5 of the cheapest and most expensive petrol stations can be seen in any district of town. For those on a holiday by car / campercar / campervan / mobile home / RV it’s possible to visit the cheaper petrol stations on the route – with significant savings since prices can vary up to 20 eurocents / liter.

An example of the cheapest diesel in Faro – Algarve with the exact location mapped on Google Earth.

Cheapest Diesel in Faro - Portugal
Cheapest Diesel in Faro – Portugal

Types of petrol and diesel sold in Portugal

Also remarkable is to see the types of diesel and petrol sold throughout Portugal including price and location;

Types of Diesel in Portugal
Cheapest Diesel in Faro – Portugal

Types of petrol and diesel explained;

Diesel and petrol in Portugal
Fuel name   Portuguese fuel explained in English
Biodiesel B10 / B15 Diesel mixed with 10 or 15 % of biological fuels
Gasóleo colorido Diesel for use in agriculture, forest and fisheries. Its colored green or blue. Can only be bought with a government issued fuel card.
Gasóleo de aquecimento Heating oil
Gasóleo especial Diesel with additives to clean engine or similar
Gasolino aditivado Leaded gasoline
Gasolino de mistura Fuel for 2-stroke engines (Moped, Mowers)
GPL Auto Natural gas

 

Supermarket fuel discounts in Portugal

The bigger supermarket chains in Portugal such as Continente and Lidl give fuel discount vouchers when spending more than € 15 – 20,- on groceries.

Fuel discount voucher from Continente in Portugal
Fuel discount voucher from Continente in Portugal

It’s a total discount of € 3,- when filling up with 60 liters of petrol or diesel. It’s only valid at the mentioned petrol stations for about 3 weeks after hand-out.

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