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Russian oil companies consider it impossible to continue control of prices at gas stations. About it the newspaper “Vedomosti”, the family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, told a source close to the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees the fuel and energy complex.
“As one gets in a bell: prices at gas stations to curb further impossible, gas stations operating at a loss”, — said the source.
Another source, a member of one of the oil companies participating in the meeting confirmed the willingness of market participants to let go of the retail price. As another measure, the oil companies offer to sell the fuel from rosrezerva, the amount of which is classified.
Their losses of the company offset by the growth in wholesale prices, which began in September, “Vedomosti”. This triggered a rise in price of gasoline to independent gas stations, which, although promised to keep fuel prices, were forced to do it in order not to lose customers.
Vice-Premier Kozak, as passed by TASS, at the end of last October 24 meeting said that the government agreed with oil companies about the additional tools of influence on the fuel market in that case, if there is a “beyond race” world oil prices or a significant weakening of the ruble. Also, the official noted that the parties decided to abandon the “manual control” in these matters.
To higher prices at filling stations will inevitably lead scheduled at 1 January increase in excise duties on gasoline and diesel fuel, said the source, “Vedomosti” close to the participants of the meeting with Kozak. In addition, the impact on prices may be the completion of the tax maneuver, but, according to the source, it is unclear how to work this measure.
The Russian fuel Union, which unites independent gas stations, in August warned of a possible repeat of the sharp rise in gasoline prices experienced in the spring of this year. Authorities have seen in the actions of the organization violation of the law.
According to open sources, during the last week the average price of a liter of gasoline AI-95 at the Moscow gas stations accounted for nearly 45.8 ruble, the average for Russia this figure is closer to 46 rubles.
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