Petroleum product prices
In September 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Information on the Situation on the Petroleum Products Market and found that the price control measure was no longer necessary after the expiration of the decree regulating the prices of 95-octane petrol (NMB-95) and diesel outside motorways and expressways. As of 1 October 2020, the prices of petroleum products have been liberalised and freely set by the market.
Petroleum product price structure
The retail price of individual petroleum products is composed of the following:
- retail price without duties,
- environmental tax on pollution caused by carbon dioxide emissions (CO2 tax),
- energy efficiency fee (EE fee),
- contribution for ensuring support for the production of electricity from high-efficiency cogeneration and renewable energy sources (RES + CHP contribution),
- excise duty and
- value added tax (VAT) levied on all previous items.
Reintroduced maximum permitted retail price of unleaded 95-octane petrol and diesel
The Government has adopted the Regulation on the pricing of certain petroleum products, which establishes the pricing mechanism for certain petroleum products, the components to be taken into account by companies engaged in the business of selling these petroleum products (hereinafter referred to as "distributors"), and the criteria according to which prices or their components must be established.
The price of unleaded 95 octane petrol and diesel is calculated on the basis of a methodology based on the evolution of the world market prices of petroleum products (Source: PLATT'S European Marketscan) and the evolution of the dollar euro exchange rate (USD/EUR). The model prices are calculated on the basis of 14-day averages of the prices of mineral petroleum products.
Petroleum products are considered to be 95 octane unleaded petrol and diesel. Diesel fuel is considered to be basic diesel fuel without additives.
The maximum retail selling price for the period 21 June to 4 July 2022 will be EUR 1,755 per litre for NMB 95 and EUR 1,848 per litre for diesel.
Liberalisation of petroleum product prices
Phase one of deregulation of petroleum product prices
Since 12 April 2016, sales prices (excluding duties) of 98 or more octane unleaded petrol (NMB-98) and extra light fuel oil (KOEL) at all points of sale in Slovenia have been set freely by traders in petroleum products.
Phase two of deregulation of petroleum product prices
Since 9 November 2016, sales prices (excluding duties) of 95 or more octane unleaded petrol (NMB-95) and diesel sold at service stations located at servicing traffic areas along on motorways and expressways in Slovenia have been set freely by traders in petroleum products.
Phase three of deregulation of petroleum product prices
At the 33rd regular session on 23 September 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Information on the Situation on the Petroleum Products Market and found that the price control measure in petroleum products was no longer necessary. As of 1 October 2020, full liberalisation of sales prices (excluding duties) of all petroleum products has been in force.
Reference prices of petroleum products
Data on reference prices at the national level of Slovenia are reported weekly to the European Commission on the basis of Council Decision 1999/280/EC and Commission Decision 1999/566/EC on information on consumer prices of petroleum products. The responsibility for the reporting lies with the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Up-to-date information on the structure of retail prices of petroleum products (unleaded 95-octane petrol, diesel, LPG, natural gas, extra light fuel oil) published on a weekly basis is publicly available for all EU Member States on the Weekly Oil Bulletin website.