The State Duma adopted a new law on fuel prices in Russia

The topic of rising fuel prices (gasoline, diesel and aviation kerosene) has been troubling Russians for several years now. And now, the State Duma of Russia in the third, final reading, adopted a law that introduces a mechanism that regulates the prices of these products.

The law provides for the adjustment of the parameters of the "damping mechanism" and is aimed at stabilizing prices on the domestic market. The document provides for a reduction in the established average (conditional) wholesale fuel price. Corresponding amendments were made to the Tax Code of Russia. This is stated on the official Online lower house of parliament.

According to the authors of the law, now the price of gasoline should decrease from 56 thousand rubles. per ton up to 51 thousand rubles. per ton (41 rubles per 1 liter in retail at gas stations). At the same time, the brand of gasoline is not specified. A diesel, supposedly, should go down in price from 50 thousand rubles. per ton up to 46 thousand rubles. per ton (41,75 rubles per 1 liter in retail at gas stations). In addition, from August 1, 2019, it is proposed to introduce a “damping mechanism” in relation to aviation kerosene.

At the same time, the law provides for an annual increase in the average (conditional) wholesale prices for fuel sold on the domestic market by 5% until 2024. This law has yet to be approved by the Federation Council (upper house of parliament), after which it will be signed by the President of Russia.

It should be noted that earlier the head of the Independent Fuel Union (NTS) of Russia Pavel Bazhenov sent a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Kozak, in which he wrote that he was afraid of a repeat of the situation in the spring of 2018, when the wholesale and retail prices of fuel had sharply increased in the Russian market. In turn, Kozak called these fears premature and unfounded.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 July 2019 19: 16
    The law provides for an annual increase in average (conditional) wholesale fuel prices.

    Government parasites. They haven’t done anything yet, and have already secured a profit for themselves.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 25 July 2019 15: 50
      Quote: steel maker
      ... sold on the domestic market, by 5% until 2024.

      Profit, but not profit increase. Recall inflation and taxes that oil companies still pay to the budget. The greater the profit, the more taxes are paid.
      On the whole, I agree with you - I think that the "oilmen" are getting drunk.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 24 July 2019 21: 44
    And when the law on annual salary increases is released, and the average salaries in the Russian Federation will correspond to those declared by the government ... I am now talking about the average salaries of the bulk of the population, and not the arithmetic average that the Kremlin is used to giving out as average salaries.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 25 July 2019 16: 32
      There is no money, but you hold on.

      What can I add more.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 25 July 2019 13: 14
    When there is no government, laws are just a piece of paper, especially those that prevent you from earning superprofits.
  4. papas-57 Offline papas-57
    papas-57 (PAPAS-57) 25 July 2019 14: 55
    There will be no sense from wholesale price reduction. Prices at gas stations, if they fall, then a penny, because nobody canceled the greed of refueling owners.
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 25 July 2019 20: 37
      In the USA, if a private trader establishes an increased mark-up on goods, they do not prohibit him, but they stifle them with increased taxes so that it’s not good to do so ... Russia’s time to take an example from the USA in this ...
  5. DPN Offline DPN
    DPN (DPN) 25 July 2019 22: 13
    Our fears are premature, and then suddenly winter comes - Russia is located at the equator, but the people do not know this.