Research Data Center Ruhr at the RWI

Gas Prices

A 2012 regulation requires service station operators to report a change in prices to the Markttransparenzstelle within 5 minutes. The Markttransparenzstelle pass this information on to third-party providers. As a result, actual prices can be found on comparison websites like Via a Web-Scraping algorithm, the price information is extracted from the website. The FDZ Ruhr provides petrol prices from 2014 up to now.

The data is available as a Scientific Use File (SUF). Currently, you can find the following price indices:

Daily average of petrol price in Berlin 2014-2015
DOI        10.7807/benzin:tdBER:14-15:v1

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