Retail prices for gasoline, diesel fuel and liquefied gas rose again at Moldovan filling stations, and this is the second rise in fuel prices this month.
This time, filling stations in Moldova increased prices for A95 gasoline - from 16.08-16.25 to 16.15-16.37 lei per liter, for diesel fuel - from 13.46-13.69 to 13.55-13.99 lei, and liquefied gas - from 9.32 to 9.55 lei per liter. It should be noted that since December 12, retail prices for oil products have increased by about 0.4-0.5 lei per liter. Recall, earlier the InfoMarket agency reported that in December 2020 and January 2021 prices for oil products are expected to rise by 3-5%. This is due to the rise in world prices for Brent crude in early summer and their further growth in the third decade of November (prices reach $ 48.73). It is also expected to overcome the situation with COVID-19 after the start of vaccination and revive economic activity. Most market participants note that during the pandemic, in addition to a sharp decline in sales, companies incurred losses at points of sale (when trading was prohibited), while almost all operators talk about retaining staff, which is the main item of current expenses, amid a decrease in volumes sales by about 15-20%. Sales of petroleum products dropped sharply, especially at gas stations located near the border crossing points of Moldova. Market operators predict that, starting from January 1, 2021, due to the increase in excise taxes provided by the fiscal policy for the next year, retail gasoline prices may increase by another 3% (about 0.5 lei); for diesel fuel - by 2% (about 0.25 lei); for liquefied gas - by 1% (about 0.12 lei).// 30.12.2020 — InfoMarket.