A liter of gasoline 95th is now on average 6.5% more expensive in Russia than in December 2012. This is evidenced by the data of the next weekly report published by the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation.
According to Rosstat, over the week from October 7 to October 14, the average price for automobile fuel in Russia increased by 0.1% and reached 30.67 rubles. per liter. Low-octane gasoline (A-76 / AI-80) now stands at an average of 27.53 rubles per liter, a liter of 92nd is 29.68 rubles, the 95th is 32.68 rubles, and diesel fuel is 31.58 rub.
According to the main statistical office of the country, during the reporting period, gasoline went up in 22 centers of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and most significantly its value increased in Pskov - by 1.7%. In 56 regional centers, prices at gas stations did not change, while in Voronezh, Cheboksary, Kyzyl, Astrakhan and Makhachkala they even decreased by 0.1-0.2%. In Moscow, gasoline for the vintage cars went up on average by 0.2%, in St. Petersburg fuel prices remained at the same level.
At the same time, gasoline in Russia as of October 14 was 5.9% more expensive than in December 2012. The “national” 92nd (+ 5.
At the same time, the forecasts for 2014 cannot be called favorable. Kolesa.RU, we recall, found as many as five reasons why gasoline in Russia will rise in price next year. And it is very noticeable.
In particular, the Russian authorities approved new excise taxes on motor fuel, and also planned a so-called tax maneuver with an increase in the mineral extraction tax rate. According to the estimates of the head of LUKOIL V. Alekperov, these two factors will ultimately lead to a rise in the price of gasoline in the country by 10-15%. The government predicts a rise in prices at the level of 6-10%.
Not all experts, however, agree that the indicated changes in the tax system in the oil sector should certainly lead to an increase in gasoline prices. Thus, the former deputy minister of energy of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Milov, told Kolesa.RU that prices at Russian gas stations are growing much faster than those factors that oil companies usually refer to, rewriting price tags.
“If you look at the Rosstat data, then three years ago, the average price of a liter of 95th gasoline was about 24 rubles, now it's more than 32 rubles. For three years, the increase was 8 rubles! Is it really because of the tax component? Of course not!” V. Milov. - The growth of taxes should not lead to such a significant increase in fuel prices. And if there was competition in our market, the prices would probably have decreased! "
According to the former Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, the current average cost of gasoline in our country (more than a dollar per liter of 95th) is absolutely not justified. Since "20 percent in it - this is an excessive monopoly margin for retail sales."
"I would consider the fair price of gasoline in Russia at the level of 70-80 cents per liter of the 95th (22.5-25.8 rubles at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation as of 10.16.2013 - Kolesa.RU). At the same time, super-profit is Now, of course, it would be impossible to receive, but, nevertheless, it would be possible to sell the fuel profitably! Moreover, it could have remained at this level for quite a long time, ”V. Milov said