Gas prices were already high in Germany, but this is just ridiculous.
The price for a single liter of of premium gas is now €9.99 outside of the German city of Stuttgart, in the town of Filderstadt, according to Handelsblatt. That’s around $55.20 a gallon!
Now, this isn’t currently the wide spread price in Germany, but it shows how one holiday weekend could lead to a severe supply shortage and a massive spike in prices. Authorities in the region claimed it wasn’t a price gouging attempt, because it was the company Esso’s headquarters that set the price.