If the exchange prices for gasoline remain at record high values, then the export ban process will be launched next week, Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said. In addition, agreements can be signed with oil companies on the volume and price level in the wholesale link.
“If exchange prices remain at their current record levels, the process of banning the export of gasoline will be launched next week, and the issue of signing agreements with oil companies regulating the volumes and levels of prices in the wholesale segment, and increasing exchange standards to 15 % “, – said Mr. Shulginov (quoted by RIA Novosti).
The minister recalled that a damping mechanism was used to curb the rise in prices. Thanks to the adjustment of this measure, large fuel producers receive increased payments to keep prices down on the domestic fuel market, Nikolai Shulginov noted. “When selling gasoline on the domestic market, the largest fuel suppliers in their pricing policy adhere to the approach of not exceeding the inflation rate. Also, after the completion of scheduled repairs at the refinery by the end of July, an increase in gasoline production will help stabilize exchange prices, ”he added.
Wholesale gasoline prices in July have renewed their historic highs several times. On the eve of the territorial index of gasoline “Regular-92” (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.
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