Saturday, February 26, 2011

The government have limited the speed to 110 km/h on motorways.

From the 7th of march the maximum speed will be 110 km/h. The government has taken this step to save oil. They had not taken this step since the 1973 oil crisis.

Now there will be more checks on the charge of the prices of the oil distribution companies. They will analyze the evolution of consumer prices compared with costs, and try to get the further development of competition.

They has also imposed a 5% discount on tickets of Renfe (train) short distances and medium distances.

All these measures are to encourage energy saving. We have to combat rising oil prices. In a week has risen to $ 120 a barrel, to stand yesterday in $ 112.

These measures will remain for the duration of the tensions in North Africa.


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