Petrol prices resumed their upward climb on Wednesday after stabilising over the Easter holiday. The average price for unleaded petrol reached a new record of 1.71 euro per litre on Wednesday, up from 1.708 on Tuesday and 1.709 on Monday. The highest price recorded was 1.899 euro per litre in Magnesia prefecture and the lowest was 1.619 euro per litre in Athens.

The regions with the highest petrol prices were Crete, the Eptanisa island group and Eastern Aegean islands while the lowest prices were in Attica and Thessaloniki.

Heating oil prices also reached a new high at 0.919 euro per litre on average, ranging from 0.85 euro per litre in Kavala to 1.03 euro per litre in the Cyclades islands.