Cabinet thinks about banning the export of petroleum products
The Cabinet of Ministers discusses a temporary ban on the export of petroleum products. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told the media about it.
“Now this is being discussed in the government. The Department of Energy is in principle ready to support such a proposal for a limited period. Therefore, in the near future, I think we will decide on this issue, ”- said Novak. “In principle, in order to stabilize the market, this could probably be done. But the final decision will be up to the government, “- added Deputy Prime Minister.
Internet publication VTimes previously reported that the Assistant to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and former head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia Igor Artemyev sent Novak letter.
In his message, he proposed to temporarily restrict the export of certain types of petroleum products. And also to raise the standard of compulsory sale of gasoline on the stock exchange to 15% of the volume of its production.
Deputy head of the FAS Vitaly Korolev believes that Artemyev's proposals are constructive. However, the department believes that restricting exports is an extreme measure. Korolev also called expedient the idea of the ex-head of the FAS to study the option of introducing a seasonal increase in the standard of fuel sales on the exchange using special coefficients.
The problem of the Russian fuel market is not only export
Earlier, the FAS explained that the increase in gasoline prices this year is due to a whole range of factors. “In particular, this is an increase in export prices, as well as a seasonal increase in demand for petroleum products both within the country and in the main markets for their consumption in Eastern Europe and Asia,” the FAS noted
offers on exchange trading, low air temperature, limitation of oil production under the OPEC + agreement and, finally, an increase in oil prices while the ruble price remains unchanged, “the department added.
A few days ago, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said the same. “Usually, a rise in oil prices leads to a strengthening of the ruble, and vice versa. Therefore, when the price of oil on world markets changes, its cost in rubles usually does not change much, “- recalled the deputy head of the Ministry of Energy.
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