Diesel dominant on Europe’s roads

06 February 2018

Article: 52/0509

The use of diesel fuel continues to dominate across the EU, according to the report ‘Fuel quality in the EU in 2016’, also published by the EEA on 31 January 2018. In 2016, 71.8% (257,206 million litres) of fuel sales in the EU was diesel and 28.2% (100,838 million litres) was petrol. Diesel sales increased by 3.8% from 2015, whereas petrol sales remained almost unchanged. The fuel quality report gives the latest annual update on the volumes and quality of petrol and diesel used for road transport. Each year EU member states report this information under requirements set out in the Fuel Quality Directive.