Prime Minister’s 2016 car fuel bill topped €2,766

Former PM Lawrence Gonzi’s car consumed €26,000 worth of fuel over five years

The Alfa Romeo 159 used by the Prime Minister between 2014 and 2016
The Alfa Romeo 159 used by the Prime Minister between 2014 and 2016

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s car consumed €2,766 worth of fuel in 2016, which was around 35% less than the €4,155 spent on fuel for his car in 2014.

This information emerged through a reply by the Prime Minister to a parliamentary question from Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi.

Fuel costs decreased each year for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, with the 2015 bill having been of €3,571, around 20% more than that of 2016.

The Prime Minister also said that the total cost of fuel for former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s car, during the Nationalist administration from January 2008 till March 2013, was of €26,000.

This translates to around €4,950 a year for the five-year period.

Muscat had come under fire in 2013 when he chose to keep his personal car, an Alfa Romeo 159, for government business, allowing him to claim over €7,000 a year as an annual allowance.

The car has since been auctioned off by the Labour Party in aid of the Community Chest Fund, and was replaced by a government vehicle.

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