German drivers are buying more fuel from the United States than ever before, according to a survey.
The number of US-bound drivers in Germany increased by 14.5 percent between the end of 2016 and the end-of-June, according data from the Federal Highway Administration.
The figure is a 7.5-percent increase from the end 2017, the agency said.
The spike in fuel purchases comes at a time when the United Kingdom is under pressure to ramp up its gas production amid a slowdown in demand.
The United States, Germany’s largest trading partner, has been under pressure over emissions rules for years, especially for light-duty vehicles and trucks.
The U.K. is now expected to increase its gas consumption by about 4 percent by 2025, while Germany expects it to increase fuel consumption by 5 percent.
“The growth in fuel consumption is a very positive development for the economy of the U.S.,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
“It’s a very encouraging sign of an economic recovery in the U