Media: oil companies have asked to raise the price of gasoline at five rubles

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in foobarcontroller petrol station. Archival photoMedia: oil companies have asked to raise the price of gasoline at five rubles© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Representatives of oil companies at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, held on 24 October, asked the government early next year to raise prices four to five cents per liter, it is reported by RBC with reference to the participants of the meeting.

However, other participants expressed the view that the oil companies «just complained to the government for their problems and four to five roubles has estimated the losses in the sale of a liter of fuel,» reports RBC. «But to raise prices on a «me bad, so do not care at all» still is not» — said the source publication.

The sharp jump in fuel prices occurred in Russia in the spring and early summer of this year. In April, producers have raised prices of gasoline by 13% in comparison with March, the retail sales since mid-April, gasoline in Russia on average was more expensive than the 40 cents per liter, and in early June is higher at 43 rubles.

The government, reacting to the situation, decided to reduce the excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, and agreed with the oil companies to fix fuel prices at 30 may this year at the time of development of the decision support industry.

From 1 January 2019 begins the completion of the tax maneuver in the oil industry in the country. Within it to deter domestic fuel prices, in particular, provides a damping component in the reverse excise on crude oil for refining. In addition, the government is given the right to impose duties on gasoline up to 60% from the duty on oil with the fluctuating prices of oil on world markets by more than 15%.

Earlier the first Vice-Premier, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that the rise in gasoline prices in 2019 will be within inflation.

Monday, 29 October, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of energy and charge of energy Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak together with the oil companies to prepare and adopt a work plan and «custodial agreement» to maintain prices of petroleum products on the domestic market.