The situation with motor fuel prices at gas stations continues to be stable. TsIPRE experts maintain the forecast that the growth in motor fuel prices in Russia in 2019 will not exceed inflation.
Seasonal harvesting, the end of the vacation period in the coming weeks will traditionally create an increased demand for motor fuel, but will not have a significant impact on price increases. In September, the “penny” rise in prices for motor fuel will continue.
According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), consumer prices for gasoline have not changed over the week of August 12-18.
The average cost in Russia per liter of gasoline by August 19 increased by 1 kopeck. up to 44,60 rub. Prices for gasoline grades AI-92 and AI-95 also grew by 1 kopeck. and amounted to 42,24 rubles. and 45,66 rubles. per liter, respectively. The price of diesel fuel remained the same - 46,14 rubles. per liter.
The increase in gas prices from August 13 to 19 was recorded in 6 centers of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The most noticeable is in Chelyabinsk, where the price increase was 1,1%. Reduction in gas prices was noted in Kyzyl - by 1,5%, Ivanovo - by 0,2% and Yaroslavl - by 0,1%.
From August 13 to 19, gas prices in Moscow and St. Petersburg did not change. At the observed Moscow gas stations, a liter of AI-92 gasoline cost from 38,90 to 44,16 rubles, AI-95 brand from 41,90 to 49,25 rubles. In St. Petersburg, a liter of AI-92 gasoline could be purchased at a price of 41,30 to 43,30 rubles, AI-95 brand from 45 to 47,66 rubles.
Since 1 September
The duty on the export of hydrocarbons from Russia from September 1 will drop by $ 3,4, to $ 90,7 per ton. In addition, the duty on high viscosity oil will drop from $ 9,4 to $ 9. The duty on light petroleum products and oils will decrease to $ 27,2 per ton, and on dark - to $ 90,7 per ton. The duty on the export of commercial gasoline will be reduced to $ 27,2, straight-run (naphtha) - to $ 49,8 per ton.
A reduction in duties may lead to an increase in exports, but will not lead to a deficit in the domestic market and will not have a significant impact on the retail market. Minor fluctuations are possible on the exchange.