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The agreement of the government with major oil companies to freeze retail prices of gasoline leads to the destruction of independent filling stations and the elimination of a significant part of the fuel infrastructure of the country. This was stated in the Independent fuel Union (NTS), RBC reports.
In the STC noted that in case of withdrawal of the independent networks will be a final monopolization of the market and will be increasing the price of gasoline to 100 rubles per liter during the year. “The situation is critical, time is on the clock today in most regions of the country independent gas stations began to close” — said the Association.
To solve the problem they propose the government to release the retail price of gasoline or “as an emergency measure” to enable manual operation in the wholesale segment, to provide “adequate” profitability for independent networks.
8 June it became known that the oil companies have started to increase supplies of gasoline and diesel fuel to the wholesale market. These measures were to stabilize the situation on the gasoline market. Prior to this, the Finance Ministry reported that it had developed a document that will influence the volume of petrol sales in Russia, the main idea of the document — the possibility of a sharp increase in export duties on gasoline and diesel fuel — the same changes, according to Bondarenko, and was sent to the state Duma.
Gasoline prices in Russia rose sharply for the week from 21 to 27 may. So, the cost of fuel AI-92 has added 90 cents and reached the level 42,21 rubles per liter, the cost of gasoline AI-95 has added 88 cents and reached 45.5 ruble. In the state Duma it was associated with the rising cost of oil on the stock exchange and has addressed in Federal Antimonopoly service with the requirement to conduct an audit. The Russian oil company said it was ready to restrain further price growth.
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