The FAS promised increase in gasoline prices at the level of inflation or below


Moscow. January 28. The Federal Antimonopoly service does not expect major changes in gasoline prices, told reporters Deputy head of the FAS Anatoly Golomolzin.

“We do not expect that prices will rise above inflation, either near or below the rate of inflation. Last year the prices has changed tempo repeatedly below inflation this year either near or slightly below inflation, how much lower is the question under discussion”, – said Golomolzin.

He noted that diesel fuel prices are also not expected to significantly change.

The head of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov considers that the price of gasoline in Russia in 2016 could grow by no more than 10%. In the cost of gasoline the price of oil is 9%, the rest is tax component. “So today, the influence of oil prices is absolutely not essentially at the price of a liter of gasoline. Plus, from 1 January to replenish road funds, 2 ruble increased excise taxes”, – Alekperov said on the TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to him, companies have shifted the cost on to consumers, so the price of gasoline can affect only inflation components. Alekperov I am sure that this year the price of gasoline will eventually rise by no more than 10%.