The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia, as well as the Ministry of Energy, intends to increase the minimum sales of gasoline and diesel fuel to 11 percent and 7.5 percent.
A report on the website of both departments says that this method will ultimately help stabilize the motor fuel market in conditions of “accelerated demand recovery.” Thus, this method will not allow an increase in the cost of fuel in retail, or even reduce its cost.
In addition, it is proposed to extend the obligation to sell petroleum products to all refiners.
Meanwhile, last week, retail prices for gasoline and diesel fuel in Russia rose markedly. It went up by an average of 20 kopecks and diesel fuel by 8 kopecks per liter.