In the state Duma commented on the reports about the hidden extra charges on fuel cards

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in foobarcontroller petrol station. Archival photoIn the state Duma commented on the reports about the hidden extra charges on fuel cards© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Hidden costs of fuel for corporate customers are a violation of the agreements with the Russian government on the stabilization of gasoline prices, says the Chairman of the Duma Committee on energy Paul landslide.

As wrote on Thursday the newspaper «Kommersant» with reference to sources, oil companies have imposed hidden costs on fuel for corporate clients, worsening conditions for fuel cards and introducing additional service fees. In particular, the publication reports that «Gazprom oil» the first of the companies introduced surcharges instead of discounts for corporate customers using fuel cards. The sources also claim that all the major oil companies began to degrade prices at the pump with fuel cards after the agreement with the government on the freezing of wholesale prices.

«If this is true, it is a violation of agreements with the government on the stabilization of gasoline prices. We still believe that this is a temporary agreement for the period of completion of the tax maneuver, and then we still intend to return to market mechanisms of control pricing of petroleum products. Therefore, any deviation from agreements, and it would be wrong. We have to be these companies correct, to understand the situation and work on the perspective more,» commented logjam RIA Novosti.

On the question of whether it could now be considered a breach of agreement any actions leading to an increase in fuel prices, he said: «In principle, Yes. They’re just junk. We need to understand the task of filling the domestic market with sufficient quantities of oil, the creation and availability of reserves on them so that is not affected, not weighed on prices. And realizing that, in principle, purely arithmetically, and theoretically there is no reason to increase prices on petroleum products, meaning that the increase in excise duties and VAT (2019) fully kompensiruet government through the refinery».

«The task of the state to create such conditions that, subject to market pricing and supply and demand without unreasonable price increases on petroleum products. It is the task of the state, and, in principle, the government solves this problem», — said the MP.

In the state Duma commented on the reports about the hidden extra charges on fuel cards© RIA Novosti, Infografiken of regions according to the availability of gas for the population