The stock price of gasoline has updated the historical maximum 56 700 roubles for ton of AI-95. According to the head of the fuel Union, followed by increase prices at the pump.
The cost of gasoline AI-95 17 June increased by 0.87% to 56 751 ruble per ton, follows from the data of the auction of the Saint-Petersburg international Mercantile exchange (SPIMEX). Since the beginning of the month of June the price per ton of AI-95 increased by more than 9% and reached a historic high, ahead of the 2018 figure 56 300 rubles per ton.
The head of the Independent fuel Union Pavel Bazhenov reminded that the situation in the market is beginning to heat up in late may. The expert told RBC that the main reason that influenced the growth of prices – decrease of stock exchange regulations and import restrictions. “Regulatory intervention once again leads to a fantastic situation: the drop in oil prices leads to an increase in gasoline prices,” said Bazhenov, adding that we should expect an increase in retail prices of fuel because filling stations can not continue to work in such conditions.
With what gas stations are at the limit, agree and CEO of “Analysts commodity markets” Michael Turukalov. However, he believes that by July 1 of the rising prices at the pump will not.
According to experts, the exit of the exchange value of AI-95 at record levels became possible because of an acute shortage of stamps on the exchange and in the shallow protected areas.
In mid-may, experts attributed the rapid growth of the stock in gasoline prices reduced gasoline sales volumes on SPICEX and reduced shipments of gasoline on the domestic market, the newspaper notes. In early June, the Ministry of energy encouraged the oil companies to redirect export flows of fuel on the domestic market, and produce gasoline in June last year of more than $ 3.1 million tons. The Agency reported that the oil companies are ready to implement the recommendation.
In early April, a member of the fuel market told RBC that the government’s plans to prohibit the import of oil products to Russia to prevent supply of cheap gasoline to the domestic market.
Sources claimed that with this proposal, which was supported by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, was made by the Ministry of energy. One of the interviewees said that the import ban is considered as a temporary measure, that is, the period during which, according to forecasts of the energy Ministry, will remain low oil prices.
Then Minister of energy Alexander Novak on the air “Russia 1” said that the measure “forced and not quite market”. In late may, the government imposed a temporary ban on the import of gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel, which will operate until October. The ruling stated that the measure must ensure the country’s energy security and stabilize the situation on the domestic fuel market.