The current rise in exchange prices for gasoline is caused by scheduled repairs at oil refineries (refineries) and with an increase in demand during the holiday season, said Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Head of the RF Ministry of Energy. The ministry noted that they expect the stabilization of exchange prices by the end of July, after the completion of repairs at the refinery.
“The growth in gasoline production after the completion of scheduled repairs at the refinery by the end of July will contribute to the stabilization of exchange prices,” – stated in the message of the Ministry of Energy, anticipating the comment of Mr. Sorokin. Among the reasons for the rise in prices, the Deputy Minister named “the increasing growth of demand in the domestic market during the holiday season”, the repair of several refineries, as well as “the boom of domestic tourism in conditions of closed borders.”
Wholesale gasoline prices in July have renewed their historic highs several times. Earlier today, the territorial index of Regular-92 gasoline (Ai-92) exceeded 57 thousand rubles. per ton. The price of AI-92 is approaching by no more than 10% higher than the price fixed in the law for calculating the damper, which will deprive oil companies of compensation for supplies to the domestic market.
More details – in the material of “Kommersant” “Gasoline poured over the edge.”