Prices and costs of Fuel, Petrol, Diesel, Gasoline – it’s all about the same thing, to get you safely from A to B in a vehicle with comfort, speed and ideally without breaking the budget. In Russia it’s no different. What is the cost of gasoline in Russia? Where to fill the tank up? Let’s find out.
It’s interesting to note that today Russia is the world’s second-largest oil producer behind the US, even surpassing Saudi Arabia. However only 17% of Russia’s income in 2022 came from oil and gas trade 1. Despite this, natural resources remain a crucial part of the Russian economy, and people always pay attention to global oil prices as this directly affects the Russian economy and, therefore, the daily lives. While it’s all interesting data, what is more important to drivers is how much they have to spend each week on fuel. Let’s see what is the situation in Russia in 2024.
Fuel Prices & Service
Russia has a vast petrol station network, so your car wont be left dry of fuel anywhere unless you go to some super remote places in northern Siberia and the Far East. The main petrol companies operate vast petrol stations network and are trusted by the Russian drivers. Click on each to see their current petrol stations network:
At all of Russian refuelling stations, you can expect to find at least 92 and 95 octane petrol, as well as diesel fuel. Fuel prices vary daily and may differ slightly between stations. In the beginning of 2024 the fuel prices in Russia are about 3-4 times lower than in the EU 2:
When filling up at these stations, you can be sure to find cafes, shops, free toilets, and basic car service facilities such as tire air pumping, vacuum cleaning, and quite often, a car wash.
Almost all Russian petrol stations also have attendants that can be called refuellers whose job is to refill your car while you’re inside the station paying. When you stop at the pump, they will ask you which type of fuel you’d like and how much of it, either in rubles (₽) or liters. Or you can just tell them to fill up till full. While you can give them a small tip if you want—something some people do—it’s considered an additional gesture of gratitude and is not generally expected.
What about electric cars? Despite being an oil-producing country and facing economic sanctions from big car manufacturers like Tesla or Toyota, the electric car industry is definitely on the rise in Russia. Read more here.