Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) has not ruled out that the tank discount can also lead to higher fuel prices – “if everyone drives to the gas station on June 1st”.

Then the demand would be much greater “and petrol suddenly became an even more valuable commodity and then we lowered the price, but in reality it is going up,” Habeck told RTL / ntv on Friday.

That would then depend on what is happening on the market and would “calm down again,” Habeck said. From June 1st there will be a reduction in the energy tax on fuels. According to the Federal Ministry of Finance, this should make petrol 35.2 cents cheaper and diesel 16.7 cents.