The media write on the hidden margins of petrol imposed by oil companies

08/11/2018

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MOSCOW, 8 November – RIA news. Oil companies have made a decision on the hidden margins of petrol and diesel for corporate customers, Kommersant reports. According to the newspaper, they have made the conditions for fuel cards worse and have introduced additional service costs.

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The first to take such measures was Gazprom Neft, the newspaper's interlocutors said. The company itself called the markup "a service charge for the fuel card," a source told Kommersant.

"As Mr. Chertkov (Director General of the ESA elaboration Yevgeny Chertkov – ed.) Writes, the company will now pay five percent more for diesel," the price of a stele for a service station, for gasoline – one percent, "notes the newspaper.

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According to other interlocutors of the newspaper, all the major oil companies have begun to worsen the conditions of the prices of service stations after a contract with the government to freeze small wholesale prices: Rosneft has already canceled the discounts and Lukoil has just changed the conditions for fuel cards. According to a source from the Gazpromneft Corporate Sales, the company has taken these measures "in favor of the development of service offers".

In the office of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, "Kommersant" was informed that the government has no information on client networks programs.

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Last week, the Ministry of Energy, FAS, oil companies and independent refiners agreed on measures to stabilize prices in the fuel market. They agreed that prices until the end of the year will be at the level of the end of May – the beginning of June 2018, and then index them without problems, taking into account the 4-4.6% inflation. . The agreement is valid until March 31st.

Fuel prices have risen sharply in the spring. In mid-April, the retail price of gasoline exceeded 40 rubles, and at the beginning of June, already 43 rubles. The government has decided to reduce the excise duty on petrol and diesel and has also agreed with the producers to set the price at the level of 30 May.

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