Petrol and diesel prices, the controversy over price increases continues

Petrol and diesel prices, the controversy over price increases continues
Petrol and diesel prices, the controversy over price increases continues
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Since the Meloni government did not renew the cut in excise duties, the issue of fuels has been much debated. The obvious increase in costs for a full tank of fuel to go from January 1, 2023 has caused much discussion both in the world of politics and that of consumer associations.

The oppositions, in particular, point the finger at the government’s decision which will have important repercussions on the pockets of Italians already grappling with the growing costs due to inflation. Consumer associations too they moved, recalling the impact of rising fuel prices on households and businesses. The first results should arrive in a few days of the Guardia di Finanza investigation commissioned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the aim of verifying possible speculation on fuel prices in recent times.

Furthermore, the Rome prosecutor’s office is already investigating the price increases as part of an open file to identify any speculation. Codacons has also recently intervened on the subject of speculation, letting it be known that it has “presented a complaint to 104 public prosecutors throughout Italy and to the Guardia di Finanza, asking them to investigate the prices of petrol and diesel in order to ascertain any speculation or unjustified price increases“.

Service station managers, however, reject the hypothesis of speculation. About that, Bruno Bearzipresident of Figisc-Concommercio which represents the 22,000 Italian petrol stations, commented:

The manager earns 3.5 cents on self-service and 5 cents on served. These are the margins it has on the list price imposed by the company.

With such small margins, speculation cannot be made. Therefore, for Bearzi, the increases simply reflect the government’s decision to cancel the discount. On fuel, the controversy will certainly continue in the next few days. We will see if the Government will take any decision on the matter.

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In the meantime that the controversies continue in Italy, let’s see, therefore, how much does it cost, now, a full tank of fuel thanks to the latest data from Quotidiano Energia. In detail, the national average price of gasoline in self-service mode it is 1.821 euros per litre, with the various brands ranging between 1.816 and 1.835 euros per liter (no logo 1.819 euros per litre).

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Switching to diesel, again in self-service mode, the national average price is 1.879 euros per litre, with companies between 1.877 and 1.883 euros per liter (no logo 1.877 euros per litre). As regards the served mode, the price of petrol reaches 1.965 euros per liter with colored systems with prices between 1.922 and 2.030 euros per liter (no logo 1.873 euros per litre). The diesel served, on the other hand, stands at 2.023 euros per litre, with the companies’ points of sale with prices between 1.968 and 2.087 euros per liter (no logo 1.929 euros per litre).

LPG, on the other hand, is between 0.797 and 0.814 euros per liter (no logo 0.779 euros per liter). Finally, the average price of CNG for cars is between 2.213 and 2.599 euros (no logo 2.282 euros).

The article is in Italian

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