Why in Russia fuel does not become cheaper after oil


The “oil war” and the drop in demand for hydrocarbons led to overstocking and falling fuel prices. For example, in Europe, the cost of gasoline is now lower than in oil-rich Russia. Also, a gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel fell in price in the USA.


So why, while American and European consumers skim the cream off cheap automotive fuel, is it banned in our country?

In general, this whole situation with oil and oil products very clearly demonstrates who the state, the population or the few owners and managers of resource companies are in priority. Watch your hands.

It is no secret that under pressure from Rosneft’s leadership at the beginning of last March, the Kremlin refused to extend the OPEC + deal. Then, our country was required to introduce a production quota of 0,5 million barrels per day. In response, Saudi Arabia launched a trade war, which in just six weeks brought down oil quotes to historic lows. As a result, under a new agreement, concluded a month and a half later, the quota for Russia rose to 2,5 million barrels. It is possible that this is not the limit, since President Trump said that the OPEC + countries agreed to reduce not 10, but 20 million barrels per day.

The results of this "oil battle" can be evaluated in different ways. Okay, what's done is done. But even in a clearly negative situation, you can find some positive points. For example, an oversupply of cheap oil means that oil products produced from it should automatically become cheaper, right? Cheap gasoline and diesel fuel should benefit carriers, reduce the cost of fuel and lubricants for farmers, etc. This is exactly what is happening now among our western competitors.

But not in Russia. Domestic oil workers and the government were terribly frightened by cheaper gasoline. According to some estimates, imported gasoline may now cost 28 rubles per liter. Experts who clearly sympathize with large companies clutch their heads, believing that this threatens refiners in the domestic market, the same Rosneft, Lukoil and Gazpromneft, for example. That is why the government intends to introduce a ban on the import of foreign gasoline into the country until the fall.

Other analysts believe that authorities, in favor of lobbying for oil companies, artificially strengthen their monopoly position and harm domestic consumers. The true reasons that Russian gasoline is not getting cheaper as a result of falling oil prices is the so-called “protective” damper mechanism. This is a tricky scheme of interaction between the state and oil companies: if prices inside the country go down, the budget pays extra to companies, and if they rise, business pays the state.

It is not clear where the interests of Russian consumers are now in this “cabal”. Instead of responding quickly to rapidly changing economic the situation, the authorities prefer to leave things as they are, frankly to the detriment of the interests of their own population and business, which cannot benefit from the fall in oil prices, but only see losses. But we will all eventually be forced to support the ruble Rosneft and other resource companies.

The big question is how much such a socio-economic crisis policy is reasonable and far-sighted.
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  1. Digital error Offline
    Digital error (Eugene) 5 May 2020 14: 33
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    But not in Russia

    Rather, not in United Russia. Soon the State Duma elections, there is (every five years) a chance to change the "parliamentary majority".
    But Russia is good, you need to love your homeland. hi
  2. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 5 May 2020 14: 59
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    The big question is: for what purpose does the author write this libel? To blame? Whom? World oligarchs? Government? Then what? In the collection of superprofits?
    Look at the chart. Let the person who created it be responsible for the accuracy of the information given there.
    Take a look and think. If there wasn’t such a picture, where would 3 trillion rubles have been taken to help the people of Russia? In the fight against the infection that has swept the whole world.



    A “market economy” that does not take (?) A bribe from industry has in this case the following results:



    Who are the LARGEST fuel consumers in our country? You with your Lada Kalina (even Merce).
    What do you set for this publication? Is it not like you are bothering about the complete privatization and transfer of all that is in the country, the state (people)? So now, what proportion of the dough in this topic belongs to the state
    Explain.
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 5 May 2020 15: 59
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    It is no secret that under pressure from Rosneft’s leadership at the beginning of last March, the Kremlin refused to extend the OPEC + deal.

    Why is it not a secret, this is news for me. Where can I read the information? It’s very interesting to me how Sechin put pressure on the Kremlin. yes
    And it turns out interestingly, it rushes from every iron - Putin usurped power, and how to touch something, everyone is pressing on him, everyone is ignoring, deceiving. Some kind of not typical "dictator", don't you find?

    The results of this "oil battle" can be evaluated in different ways.

    How can this be evaluated in different ways? Say the results with a sad face? Market volume saved. Russia has not only not lost the market, but is also increasing its share. The Saudis do not know where to put theirs across the ocean, they say that already half of the wells are clogged with a chip.

    Okay, what's done is done. But even in a clearly negative situation, you can find some positive points.

    As I understand it, there are no positive points here? Is it sad?

    For example, an oversupply of cheap oil means that oil products produced from it should automatically become cheaper, right?

    No, not true. We have a different pricing mechanism.

    Cheap gasoline and diesel fuel should benefit carriers, reduce the cost of fuel and lubricants for farmers, etc. This is exactly what is happening now among our western competitors.

    Are we really left with “sleepwalkers” who have no idea how the oil price is formed there and how does it differ with us?
    There, they drew a diagram for you below, especially so that they wouldn’t suffer with numbers. yes
    Watch closely the price tags at gas stations yes As the penny drops by ten, grab the dropper and go, "cream" to lap. yes Do not miss the chance. hi
  4. Nick Offline
    Nick (Nikolai) 5 May 2020 17: 34
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    The author, it has been repeatedly recommended to you not to write articles on topics in which you are a complete zero! But you continue to write your amateurish articles and draw biased conclusions with obstinacy worthy of a better application. What do you get paid for this? Although, what am I talking about? Of course they pay.
    The price of oil in the structure of the cost of a liter of gasoline on the strength of 5%, the rest is production, delivery, processing, taxes, margin. One VAT 20% of the retail price. In Russia, the price of gas is not formed from the price of oil, but from the tax burden. The wholesale price of a 95th liter refinery is about 19 rubles, the state excise tax and a gas station margin of about 9 rubles each and about 8 rubles of VAT. So much for 45 rubles / liter. And all taxes go to the state. treasury to the budget. In the USA, the price is formed differently. There, the share of the cost of oil in the cost of fuel is about 75%, and taxes are only 11% against our 60%. Everything is elementary. Therefore, our fuel prices are almost unchanged, until the next tax maneuver, and beyond the hill, they jump depending on the price of oil.
    And you are giving us your conspiracy thesis here.
  5. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 5 May 2020 22: 10
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    So why, while American and European consumers skim the cream off cheap automotive fuel, is it banned in our country?

    Sergey, I don’t know what the price is in Europe, but in my area of ​​the USA the price of gasoline is from $ 1.45 to $ 1.60 per gallon. Fell, of course, but not catastrophically, by an average of $ .40 cents per gallon. Honestly, seeing how much the price of oil has fallen, I would like a bigger drop.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 May 2020 23: 33
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    There was a bunch of interviews with oligarchs and managers: with the cheapening of oil, they specifically raise prices in the domestic market ....
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  8. n-suyazov Offline
    n-suyazov (Nikolai) 7 May 2020 09: 59
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    oil is getting cheaper ...

    Now imagine the grief of monopoles who are used to converting the proceeds from the sale of gasoline and oil into euros and dollars. They immediately impoverished by 25-30%. And which of them will lower prices? Just a raise! Vote for EP and you will be happy, in 25-30 years ...
  9. Dear sofa expert. 14 May 2020 09: 49
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    ... For example, in Europe, the cost of gasoline is now lower than in oil-rich Russia ..

    The author, what do you think is Europe? If Europe for you is only Hungary and Poland, then there the price per liter is about 0,82-0,84 €, which corresponds to 66 rubles. But if your Europe also includes, God forbid, Norway and the Netherlands, then the price is 1,74 € (139 p) and 1,46 € (116,5 p), respectively. On average, in Europe today, the price of gasoline (95) per liter is 1,15 €, which is about 92 rubles.

    The price of gasoline in Russia today is 45,7 rubles.

    By the way, so that you are not very upset - Norway is also an oil producing country. Although not in the top ten (13) in the world, but the first on the European Peninsula.
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 15 May 2020 00: 04
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      But once upon a time for motorists, ten 98th liters cost 1 ruble and five kopecks, the 72nd generally cost 70 kopecks. But after all, there were less pay. Today, the level of people's well-being has grown significantly, and therefore, gasoline must be paid accordingly and in proportion.

      The price of gasoline in Russia today is 45,7 rubles.

      For one liter, not ten. Normal price. good
      The car is not a luxury, but a means of transportation. Therefore, there is nothing to create traffic jams for no particular reason.
      Gasoline at 100 rubles per liter, good ecologists dream.
      1. Dear sofa expert. 15 May 2020 00: 30
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        Once upon a time, the dollar was worth 86 kopecks.
        1. Bitter Offline
          Bitter (Gleb) 17 May 2020 19: 58
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          Here "they" now compensate those times too.
          Indeed, honestly and honestly, the Russian subsoil must belong to the people and the "world" gas prices for their own, this is an outright robbery of its own population.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 17 May 2020 20: 35
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            In the end, they belong to the people, not only in “liters in hand”, but in the form of social guarantees, health care, law and order, and protection of 60 thousand kilometers of Russia's borders. No, well, you can, of course, and "liters on hand", but then who will pay the rest? Do you want up to 40% of your salary to keep this from you? Also an option. In Western countries they do so.
            1. Bitter Offline
              Bitter (Gleb) 17 May 2020 21: 07
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              It takes "pennies", and the rest to the left, in the pockets, but to the shareholders "on yachts."

              Do you want up to 40% of your salary to keep this from you?

              Where is the problem? If there is a certain balance, you can pay a higher tax. It would be why.
              In the West, those who earn little earn nothing.
              1. Dear sofa expert. 17 May 2020 21: 23
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                ..At this go "penny ..

                Truth? What are you)) The Americans have only a trillion dollar military budget. Russia has 10 times less, but also money. Securing borders costs a lot of money. Lots of. Much more than the same oil gives.
                Free healthcare and education cost no less. And you know what? About the West, do not tell me only. I know him, probably better than you, since you are still in euphoria about this. Those who do not pay taxes in the West are really people with very low incomes. These are beggars.
                1. Bitter Offline
                  Bitter (Gleb) 17 May 2020 21: 43
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                  Truth? What are you)) Americans only ...

                  Truth. You see, everything is relative and there is not much money.
                  Imagine spending the American military budget on solving Russian social problems.
                  Regions will not master, as well as payments to doctors with assistants.

                  About the West, do not tell me only. I know him, probably better than you.

                  A weighty argument. I believe in the word.

                  Free healthcare and education cost no less.

                  Unless, of course, it’s actually free, without “voluntary” fees and donations from “honest respected patrons”.

                  ... people with very low incomes. These are beggars.

                  The beggars do not have income and live on benefits, and tramps, in general, survive on one-time payments.
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                    1. Bitter Offline
                      Bitter (Gleb) 17 May 2020 22: 43
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                      ... it is at least sufficient to survive.
                      And how do you like the West, for people of different sorts?

                      First you need to decide on the “western” one, there are a lot of models for both education and healthcare.
                      You may not know all the nuances, even as a native of a particular country. You need to know the laws, and this is not the fate of every native. yes
                      School education, as a rule, is free, for a professional one it’s often paid very well.
                      There are private schools too, but this is for those who have more money. Universities have become paid, therefore, of course, those who wish from some families of workers a direct way to not just get there and go through the profession, pay for it yourself. But experts from them come first-class.
                      Health care is also normal, from the "West" even sometimes people fly to Russia to be treated, since there some operations are cheaper and better done than "at home". But SMSkami do not collect anyone for treatment, and local elites are also treated in the same place where they live.

                      Yes they survive. Only they do not live long. And this is with a mild, European climate.

                      Beneficiaries (beggars / unemployed) live in apartments paid by municipalities and receive a cash allowance for each family member from above. Children go to the same schools as everyone else.
                      Homeless vagabonds survive, but this is their personal choice. They have the opportunity to contact the relevant organizations, such as municipal or church, and get help integrating into normal life, but they do not want to. Often, alcohol or drugs play a big role in this, you can’t force it.
                  2. Dear sofa expert. 17 May 2020 22: 14
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                    .. Imagine spending the American military budget on solving Russian social problems ..

                    Well .. these are emotions) I won’t even answer.

                    ... Free healthcare and education cost no less.
                    If, of course, it’s actually free, without “voluntary” fees and donations of “honest respected patrons” ..

                    It is at least sufficient to survive.
                    And how do you like the West, for people of different sorts? Want to discuss this? I'm ready.

                    ... Beggars do not have income and live on benefits, and tramps, in general, survive on one-time payments.

                    Yes they survive. Only they do not live long. And this is in case of a mild, European climate (if you are talking about the "west-central" part of Europe). If it’s about eastern or southern, then it’s “simpler” with benefits (in Russian, you will die of hunger!)
                  3. Dear sofa expert. 17 May 2020 23: 36
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                    In short, everything is clear with you. We have different ideas about the poor)
                    1. Bitter Offline
                      Bitter (Gleb) 18 May 2020 09: 48
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                      Do not confuse the poor and the poor. A-priory:

                      Beggars - a category of people who are below the extreme poverty line and forced to live off alms and charity from relatives, charitable organizations or the state.

                      And how does Mother Russia take care of its weakest "kids"? Sends to church? Is silent?
                      We need to look for the recommendations of the chief to combat poverty.