People go to Spain to buy bottled gas at almost half price

By TPN/Lusa, in Business · 08-11-2018 10:07:00 · 0 Comments
People go to Spain to buy bottled gas at almost half price

Petrol and gas are rwo of the goods that the Portuguese residents most seek near the border between the Algarve and Spain, where bottled gas can cost almost half the price as in Portugal.

A 13 kg bottle of butane gas can cost, on average, €26 in Portugal, although it depends on the brand because it can reach €29.
The same product can be purchased for approximately €14 in Ayamonte, a Spanish town near the Guadiana river.
Carlos Ramalho, a Portuguese resident in Vila Real de Santo António, said it takes him “10 minutes here and 10 there” and the savings in diesel and gas “compensate” for the 15km trip via the international bridge over the Guadiana.

Ricardo Castro, another source, said that he always goes to Spain to get gas and fuel for his diesel car and stressed that he usually takes “many things, like beverages”, because “it is all much cheaper than in Portugal.”


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