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Petrol price: daily averages for Berlin, 2014-2015

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kaeding, Matthias (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)
  • Kihm, Alexander (fairr.de)
  • Vance, Colin (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)
  • RWI
Collective Title
  • RWI-GEO-GAS
Publication Date
2016-03-18
Publication Place
Essen
Contributor
  • Kaeding, Matthias (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) (Researcher)
  • Kihm, Alexander (fairr.de) (Producer)
  • Vance, Colin (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) (Researcher)
  • RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research (Editor)
Language
English
Classification
  • JEL:
    • Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performanc
    • Transportation Economics
    • Regional Government Analysis
Free Keywords
petrol station prices; Berlin; petrol; gas; E5 unleaded
Description
  • Abstract

    Since 2012, operators of petrol stations are legally required to report price changes to the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels within 5 minutes of the change taking place. This data is shared with third party providers which make the information publicy available on online comparison platforms.

    Using a web scraping algorithm price data was extracted from the website clever-tanken.de. The dataset comprises of the daily average prices of diesel and E5 unleaded of all petrol stations in Berlin as well as their geographic coordinations and further station specific characteristcis. In addition the data contain information on the refined petrol at the market of Rotterdam. The daily averages are based on hourly prices obtained at the hour sharp.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-06-01 / 2015-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
Sampled Universe

German petrol stations

Sampling

Total population

Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel: Interval
Collection Mode
  • Computer-based observation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Group
    Number of Units: 419
    Number of Variables: 19
    • File Name: benzin_tdBER_14-15_v1.dta
      File Format: STATA
      File Size: 29,6 MB
Availability
Delivery
Rights
non-commercial use only

Update Metadata: 2020-08-12 | Issue Number: 38 | Registration Date: 2016-03-17

Kaeding, Matthias; Kihm, Alexander; Vance, Colin; RWI (2016): Petrol price: daily averages for Berlin, 2014-2015. RWI-GEO-GAS. Version: 1. RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7807/benzin:tdBER:14-15:v1