Motorists crossing borders for fuel


Swiss motorists are drifting over the borders to buy fuel as the French and Italian governments are subsiding petrol costs to protect against the current surge in fuel prices.

The price difference is more marked on the Italian borders, leaving Swiss based service stations somewhat deserted. A litre of petrol is 30 centimes cheaper across the border. 

The difference between France and Switzerland is 15 centimes – still enough to persuade people to make the trip – but Geneva based filling stations still have some business, according to a Tamoil spokesman speaking to the 20 minutes newspaper. 

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