The price of diesel rose again this week and set a new record at gas stations in the country, according to data from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANNPIssued on Friday (20).
The balance sheet showed an increase in the price of a liter of diesel by 1.4% to 6,943 Brazilian riyals. This is the highest face value that consumers have paid since ANNP I started doing weekly price surveys in 2004.
Until then, it was the highest fuel price the agency had found in the previous survey (R$6,847), which covered the period May 8-14.
Days later, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) changed the leadership of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Bento Albuquerque was acquitted, on request, and Adolfo Sachsida has been appointed as the owner of the wallet.
Indeed, the average price of a liter of gasoline fell by 0.3%, to 7,275 Brazilian reais, this week, after rising for five consecutive weeks.
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Finally, the value of ethanol fell 1.9% to 5,224 per liter.
The fuel price hike comes amid a sharp rise in global oil prices after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, affected by limited supply in the face of global energy demand.
Since 2016, the Petrobras The so-called PPI (Import Parity Price) was adopted, after years of practicing controlled pricing, especially under the government of Dilma Rousseff. Controlling prices was a way to ease inflation, but it did serious damage to the oil company.
Under the current pricing policy, prices charged at refineries are guided by fluctuations in the price of a barrel of oil on the international market and the exchange rate.
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