As per the publication of the Fuel Authority in the Ministry of National Infrastructure yesterday (Thursday) the price of gasoline will drop by 0.61% (4 agorot per liter) at the beginning of August.
A liter of Octane 95 gas will cost 6.60 NIS for full service (and 5.70 NIS in Eilat).
A liter of Octane 95 gas will cost 6.47 NIS for self service (and 5.59 NIS in Eilat).
As per the publication of the Fuel Authority in the Ministry of National Infrastructure yesterday (Tuesday) the price of gasoline will rise by 2.5% at the beginning of July.
A liter of Octane 95 gas will cost 6.64 NIS for full service (and 5.74 NIS in Eilat).
A liter of Octane 95 gas will cost 6.51 NIS for self service (and 5.63 NIS in Eilat).
The Maariv newspaper ran a story about Octane 96 car gasoline a number of months ago that has led to a storm and new legislation.
Maariv exposed that there is no necessity for Octane 96 gasoline, and all cars can run perfectly on Octane 95. The prices of Ocatne 95 are closely regulated, since this is seen as the basic gas required for cars, while the Octane 96 has not been regulated. This has led to very significant prices discrepancies, with gas companies making huge and unfair mark-ups on this gas.
Recently the Knesset passed a law that Octane 96 will no longer be sold in Israel, effective three months from now. However, Maariv exposed that almost all the gas stations continue to sell Octane 96 at very high markups. (The law has given a period of three months for the gas companies to finish their reserves, but the companies are using the period to make as much profit as they can off the unregulated gas.)
In Israel’s efforts to safeguard our water resources, water tariffs rose by 25% on average at the beginning of 2010. These tariffs were supposed to rise again by a further 15% on July 1, 2010.
However, owing to the drop in various economic indices (CPI, Average Salary Index) as well as the change in electricity prices, the water tariffs will rise by an average rate of 5% on July 1, 2010.
Gas prices will rise by around 1% on Friday 30/4/10 at midnight. The price of Octane 95 gasoline will go up by 7 agorot to 6.69 NIS/liter.
Full service at gas stations adds on an extra 13 agorot, so the price of gas with full service will be 6.82 NIS/liter.
The tariff for the middle section of Highway 6 has dropped by 9%, from 3.96 NIS per sector to 3.60 NIS.
The prices generally rise every year, but due to large revenues over the past 3 years, the Derech Eretz company responsible for the highway have announced the price drop for the middle section of the highway.
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As of April 1 there is no longer a legal requirement to turn on your headlights when driving intercity.
The start of daylight savings time and now the end of the headlights requirement heralds the close of the winter months – and the switch to spring and summer mode (even if the weather says otherwise sometimes)!
Daylight savings time begins tonight in Israel!
Tonight at 02:00 (Friday morning) we move the clocks forward by 1 hour to 03:00 – and we lose 1 hour of sleep!
Don’t forget to change your watches and alarm clocks.
Shefa Shuk has a new discount/club card… no charge for it and it gives you a discount on every trip and is recognized at all their stores.
(Thank you to user Alizah H. for this info!)
On March 23, Ben & Jerry’s stores will be having their annual “Free Cone Day.” If you go into any of the Ben & Jerry’s stores (in Modi’in, Yavneh or Cinema City Tzomet Gelilot) from 4pm-8pm, you’ll get a free ice cream cone!
The chicken suppliers are raising their prices by 25% now before Pesach. There are still supermarkets with specials on chicken at the moment, but be aware!
(Obviously supermarkets may still choose to offer chicken sales at their loss even if the suppliers’ prices go up, but that remains to be seen!)
Smaller makolets and stores in the peripheral areas (where there is little competition) will be 5% more expensive this year for Pesach products. However, larger supermarkets in the cities will be 4% cheaper this year than last because of all the heavy competition and the desire to attract buyers for Pesach shopping. So it’s worth considering driving a bit further than your local makolet before Pesach.
There are lots of sales on already, especially on dairy products – the dairy companies have been pushing big sales (sometimes at a loss) for competition - and cleaning products (with the hope that you’ll buy them for your Pesach cleaning). But most of these sales are just from the distributors themselves (usually trying to get rid of excess non-kosher le-Pesach stuff). HOWEVER the consumer news says that the real Pesach sales (and competition between the stores) have not yet started and will only begin as of this Thursday, 18/3/10.