The Ministry of Energy of Russia on Friday, July 30, proposed to the government to issue an order to launch the procedure for banning the export of gasoline in an accelerated manner. About this with reference to the statement of Minister Nikolai Shulginov, which is quoted by the press service of the department, reports Interfax…
Sources of the agency indicate that we are talking about limiting the export of grades Ai-92 and Ai-95 for a period of three months. Representatives of Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who is responsible for energy, did not comment on this information.
At the same time, a few hours before this message, Novak told reporters that the Ministry of Energy is not satisfied with the dynamics of exchange prices for gasoline and the option of banning exports remains. According to the official, the Ministry of Energy should make a proposal in the near future, but the instrument of export restriction itself is considered as an additional one. Novak pointed out that the demand for fuel is growing and the situation needs to be stabilized.
Last Wednesday, July 28, Shulginov indicated that the decision to ban exports will be made after July 30, if the exchange price of fuel does not show a steady decline.
On Friday, gasoline prices rose again. On Monday, August 2, the AI-92 fell 0.22 percent, but the AI-95 rose 0.02 percent.