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The government considers it impossible to impose state regulation of fuel prices, including gasoline. About this on air of the program “Vesti on Saturday” on TV channel “Russia 1” said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, reports RIA Novosti.
“As for regulation, we have already passed… And the queue for petrol and so on, so it is impossible soon”, — said Kozak.
According to him, otherwise there is a risk of fuel shortage and the withdrawal from the market of independent networks of filling stations (filling stations), through which the Russians have access to cheap gasoline.
October 31 at a meeting with Kozak power in the face of the energy Ministry and the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS), the oil companies and independent refineries (refinery) agreed on measures to stabilize prices in the fuel market. In particular, it was decided to conclude agreements on fixed volumes and prices of oil products to the wholesale market.
In the spring of 2018 in Russia recorded a significant increase in gasoline prices. The government and President Vladimir Putin explained his increased prices on the world market, causing oil companies sought to compensate for falling revenues. In the future, the government reduced the excise tax on gasoline and temporarily abandoned them to further improve. Also, the state Duma adopted the law on completion by 2024, the tax maneuver in the oil industry. It provides a reverse excise tax that will be paid to the refinery, if world oil prices exceed the domestic.
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