The price of regular 95-octane gasoline will increase to 7.40 shekels per liter this Saturday night.
The price is to go up by 8 agurot (0.08 shekels) per liter, an increase of 1.09% compared to the price for November. Full-service gasoline will cost an extra 18 agurot (0.18) shekels per liter, as before.
In Eilat, the maximum price will be 6.27 shekels per liter, a 1.07% increase over the current rate. Full-service refills will cost an additional 15 shekels per liter.
Officials gave two reasons for the price increase: a worldwide increase in price, and the recent slight strengthening of the dollar compared to the shekel.
Israel has one of the highest prices for gasoline worldwide.