May 21, 2022

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Cooking gas price hike triggers race for cylinder distributors |  National Magazine

Cooking gas price hike triggers race for cylinder distributors | National Magazine

The increase in the price of cooking gas caused a race for gas cylinder distributors.

Suddenly, what was already so expensive became worth it. Before another modification of the gas, the street sweeper Edmar Antonio, in which he lives Belo Horizonte Bought two cylinders.

“It affects a lot of people, because there are people who don’t even have the means to pay and they will run out of gas,” he says.

It is the price of the war in Ukraine, which Brazilians are beginning to pay across the country. On Friday (11), Petrobras increased gas to distributors by 16%.

Early retailer transport in Brasilia was: Cylinder price went from 105 Brazilian Real about 115 Brazilian Real.

At Luciana Araújo, there are four restaurants per week. She says she can’t charge the difference in the listing.

The average cylinder value increased from R$76.85 in January 2021 to R$102.41 in January of this year. – Photo: clone / JN

“At the beginning of the week I bought it for R$95. It was delivered today for R$110. It takes a little profit to keep customers,” he says.

It is not new that Brazilians are paying for more gas. The average cylinder value increased from R$76.85 in January 2021 to R$102.41 in January of this year.

Gas was increasing much more than inflation. In the cumulative 12 months, the overall index was 10.54%, while the cylinder was up more than 27%, still below the new adjustment.

I have a distributor in Sao Paulo, the old stock sold out on Thursday (10), when demand doubled. A new shipment arrived at the end of the day at a new price.

Rosângela Marceline Santana, who lives in Paraisopolis, Sao PauloStop cooking for the kids every day.

“I’m not in a position to buy gas now to cook every day and every hour and I don’t know what else to do,” he says.

Economist Juliana Inhas, of Insper, states that the increase was general, for all fuels, but that Gas weighs more in poor budget.

“Without a doubt, it does not have many alternatives, and there is not much to replace cooking gas with other alternatives, which unfortunately means that people have to face this increase. They will not be able to stop using cooking gas, and they can try to reduce it, but there is a point where this is no longer Reduction is possible,” he explains.

In Recife, the family of Gucelidi da Silva, who has four children, lives on money from Auxílio Brasil and on what her husband earns from washing cars. Not enough gas.

“I have to borrow it to buy gas so they can have lunch and coffee later,” he says.

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