You hear the terms mentioned regularly, list prices and pump prices. But what exactly is the
difference? Is one more advantageous than the other? Are they negotiated prices? What is offered
The pump price is the price displayed at the fuel station. The price depends on the country, the
region, the strategic location of the station and the brand. The correct pump price that was
applicable during refueling is transferred into the DKV systems and invoiced at the next billing.
List prices also depend on country- and market-specific influences. List prices are
officially recommended sales prices set by national authority and/or oil companies.
The list price that was applicable during refueling is transferred into the DKV systems
and invoiced at the next billing.
Thus, official list prices are applied within the Benelux. The current state of prices can be found on our DKV Pricelistfinder.
The fuel price depends on various factors: such as the current oil price, logistics and handling costs as
well as taxes and duties. As in every European country, legislative provisions regulate fuel sales. In
Belgium and Luxembourg the official fuel price (= set by the government) determines the maximum
price (cf. Carbu – BE & Carbu – LU). Therefore oil companies’ filling stations conform to this
In the Netherlands, one can fill up at both pump price and list price. Both systems are good for price-conscious customers, provided they are used properly.
We wish you a good trip throughout Europe.
You drive, we care.
Team DKV Mobility!