The Importance of Sharply Increasing Prices of Oil and Gas for Private and Freight Transport

  • Project no.1132
  • Duration 05/2007 - 11/2007

The aim of this project is to show the range of existing adaptabilities to increasing oil and gas prices.
On the one hand, this comprises the opportunities of the automobile industry and regional policy to influence prices and fuel consumption. On the other hand, the options of consumers to react to expected price increases are taken into account.
It should be analysed in particular which protagonists will be significantly affected by rising fuel prices. Regarding the options for action, it should be differed between short-term, medium-term and long-term options. The analysis of price induced effects is orientated according to the predetermined paths for pricing formulated by the parliamentary study commission.
First results were presented as an interim report on 15 June 2007. The final presentation was given on 21 September 2007.