The cry of “Gaaaaaaaaaas!” Was heard as every morning in the various neighborhoods of Mexico City and the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, but this time it was special, since all companies must sell this product at the same price .
This Sunday, August 1, 2021, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) published the maximum prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LP) throughout the country. Until before this date, in the “Who’s Who” in the prices as of July 28, the national average costs were 13 pesos and 57 cents per liter (stationary) and 25 pesos with 44 cents per kilo (cylinder)
The CRE established 145 different prices throughout of the Mexican Republic. MILLENNIUM He toured some neighborhoods in Mexico City and the State of Mexico and found that the delivery trucks had the prices indicated by the regulatory body in view.
For example, in Mexico City and the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM), the liter, for stationary tanks is 11 pesos and 52 cents, while the kilo of gas, for cylinders, It must not exceed 21 pesos and 33 cents.
The early risers gas sellers said that is the price they are driving from this Sunday, “Yesterday the prices were already there, now they are at 11.52 and even for all, we had it at 15.56, so there was a decrease ”, said Jesmany Benitez, from Gas Express Nieto.
“They told me that, it is that they are 12, to round it to 214 that of 10, there is one that was giving it, to say, one here, was giving that of 20, I was giving it at 550, he was giving it at 560-something, something like that”, Commented Emmanuel Rodríguez, from Gas Express Nieto.
They also indicated that, despite the adjustment, sales have not increased. According to the CRE, the new ones will be valid from August 1 to 7, 2021.
“The 10 (kilos) was in 258, the 20 in 515 and the 30 in 773 and the 45 ‘know God’, I do not bring, anyway, there is no sale, I have 7 tanks, 10 tanks, they are 7 and 3, 10 tanks, People come and see the price and they tell me that it went down, yes, it went down”, Said Heladio Hernández, salesman of Mexico Service Gas.
According to the table published by the CRE, This household input is sold cheaper in Tijuana, Baja California: 19 pesos with 56 cents (per kilo) and 10 pesos with 56 cents (liter). The highest price will be in Cozumel, Quintana Roo: 23 pesos with 63 cents (per kilo) and 12 pesos with 76 cents (per liter).
Although the public looks favorably on this maximum limit, they spoke out for the prices to fall further.
–So you would agree that all companies offer gas at the same price?
–“No, let it come down, because it is expensive”Assured María Eugenia, resident of the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood.
They assure that given the current economic situation, they should look for it cheaper, “Depending on the neighbors, which is the cheapest, is where you go to fill your tank,” said Juan Carlos, a resident of the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood.
“When (López) Obrador came in, he said that that was going to be it, that he was going to turn down the electricity, that he was going to turn down the gas and that he was going to do and then totally, he has not done anything,” said Rosaura, a resident of the Santa neighborhood. Maria la Ribera.
Given this measure, the Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco), warned that it will remove the permits for gas carriers that do not respect the prices established by the regulatory body.
“But you should not worry because we are going to be very attentive in Profeco to take care that no one goes overboard and respect the maximum price in each of the 145 regions,” he said Ricardo Sheffield, head of the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco).
“But also in another week they will be able to consult it in an app, the app LP gas, just where you can report cases in which the consumer estimates that he is not receiving full kilos or liters, but also where it is verifying that the distributors, that LP gas sellers are not respecting the maximum prices. It is a provisional, temporary, extraordinary measure that is being applied precisely to bring the market back to normal, particularly, I reiterate, the sale of LP gas in cylinders ”, he added.