Gasoline prices in Moscow rose from May 31 to June 6, according to data from the Moscow Fuel Association. The cost of AI-92 gasoline increased by 10 kopecks, to 45.44 rubles / liter. The price of the AI-95 increased by 21 kopecks, to 50.27 rubles / liter. The cost of diesel fuel went up by 13 kopecks, to 49.44 rubles / liter.
A week earlier, prices at gas stations rose within 3 kopecks. According to Rosstat, in the country as a whole, since the beginning of 2021, gasoline has risen in price by 3.2%. This is 1.3 times more than for the entire 2020.
In early March, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered fuel prices to be monitored. The Ministry of Energy explained the rise in fuel prices by general inflation, fluctuations in wholesale prices against the background of seasonal demand, as well as an increase in demand due to frosts. On May 1, an adjusted damper came into effect in Russia, which is designed to keep fuel prices down.
On June 2, Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov announced that the government is working to prevent fuel shortages on the domestic market in the summer. According to him, the ministry expects that by the end of the year the rise in retail prices for gasoline will not exceed the inflation rate.
How the government reacts to the rise in prices – in the material of Kommersant, “Gasoline paved the way up.”