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Gasoline prices: manual control

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The Russian government still managed to squeeze the oilmen. All statements about the free market and the refusal of manual control are in the past, and agreements on price freeze apply to the future. Until the end of March 2019. These are the preliminary results of the absentee bargaining, which was initiated during a meeting with the oil industry workers with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. The main thing is that the largest oil companies agreed to the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers to establish maximum prices for fuel for each region.


In turn, the antimonopoly service (FAS) has done everything to avoid the cartel collusion of oilmen, who in return are practically guaranteed immunity from claims of the tax authorities and the same FAS for deterring prices. Already by November 7, not only a package of measures to regulate the fuel market should be formed, but also a final agreement signed, and a price list agreed on which gasoline will be supplied for sale to retailers - networked and independent filling stations.

Gasoline prices: manual control


At the same time, it is known that as early as January 1, it is planned to raise excise taxes on gasoline at once by a factor of 1.5, which the government prefers to call “indexation within inflation”. As if we have inflation is not 4-6, and all 50 percent. Given that the excise tax is a little less than a quarter of the final price of gasoline at a gas station, we can talk about raising it by about 5-6 rubles per liter. Interestingly, about the same level of price increases, for 4-5 rubles, and asked the oil industry vice-premier Kozak at a meeting in late October.

However, precisely because of the three-month delay, the jump in gasoline prices may turn out to be much more serious. This “indexing” will certainly help the government to balance the budget, but after that it will hardly be able to keep prices at the summer level of 2018 for a year longer than three months. Exactly as much as the expected agreement with the oil industry is calculated. The point of view of the Accounts Chamber regarding the planned increase in the excise on gasoline by one and a half times is already known. The main control body of the country believes that this "may lead to a sharp increase in fuel prices and require additional compensatory and restraining measures, in addition to those envisaged as part of the tax maneuver in the oil industry."

It is characteristic that the profile deputy prime minister continues to assure everyone that even now there is no question about the manual control mode. “We are not switching to manual control” of the fuel market, an agreement with oil companies on fixing wholesale prices is a necessary measure, ”said Dmitry Kozak on Wednesday after a meeting in the government. According to him, the main idea remains in force, which worked first in May and then at the end of the summer - restraining prices by increasing cheap supplies of fuel to the domestic market.

In fact, we are talking about the fact that no one will really dictate prices in retail, only wholesale prices are planned to be fixed. But, as there is more and more talk of price freezing no longer at wholesale, but directly at the gas station, this causes a well-founded concern not so much among oil giants as retailers. Numerous non-profit organizations, including representatives of the private retail sector of petroleum products in Russia, are already sounding the alarm. There have already expressed bewilderment about the proposal to include them in the agreement on the freezing of gasoline prices.

In the Russian Fuel Union (uniting the retail companies of the fuel market) they believe that the problems in the fuel market of Russia should not be solved by temporary agreements, which, according to the head of the union Yevgeny Arkusha, should not be in the market conditions at all. It is necessary to create conditions for fair competition and apply economic levers that are well known and used well before.

Why they are being abandoned now, it is not entirely clear to specialists, although this strongly resembles an attempt to take both milk and meat from a cow at once. Reducing excise taxes, pegging the ruble exchange rate to the price of oil, raising export duties - these are the levers that can make the supply of fuel to the domestic market no less attractive than export. “It would be ideal to initially implement the tax maneuver in the form in which it was conceived - an increase in the mineral extraction tax, accompanied by a decrease in excise taxes. But this, alas, did not happen, ”says E. Arkusha.

And yet it is precisely at fixed wholesale prices that the domestic market will be filled, where now it will be necessary to supply at least 3 more fuel percent than now. At the same time, as reported by the Russian Fuel Union, oil companies have already been made to understand that they will have the right to sell fuel to retail chains under OTC contracts. And at prices that will enable retailers to maintain the required level of profitability.

In fact, we are talking about the fact that in a number of regions where there are not too many networked petrol stations, a creeping price increase will still take place. And everyone will be able to earn something on this - both a large oil industry, which receives even a small, but a loophole for poorly controlled sales, and independent retailers. This is only one of the relief measures that oilmen have already bargained with the executive branch. After all, besides this, they still managed to fend off prohibitive duties on the export of oil and oil products.

At the same time, due to the need to sell more and more gasoline in the country, export deliveries should drop significantly without a significant increase in duties. In addition, it seems that now there is no threat of an export ban for selected companies suspected of violating the agreements reached. Part of the responsibility for execution will fall on the oil workers themselves, who must inform in time about unreasonable price spikes.

In the office of Deputy Prime Minister Kozak they have already made it clear that no extreme measures will be applied only as long as the agreements are fulfilled. However, if one of the companies violates it, the government will raise duties for all. The fact that the oil industry should be jointly and severally responsible, Dmitry Kozak, this year, speaks simply with enviable regularity.
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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 7 November 2018 09: 11
    +19
    An imitation of fierce struggle, they fight with themselves to bloody snot .. circus ..
    1. Machito
      Machito 7 November 2018 09: 27
      +11
      Prices are rising, gasoline, salaries are growing at an unprecedented pace at Topilin, footballers, macaroni, did not ask to give birth, VAT, pension, New Year - new prices.
      Yes, they overfulfilled the S-400 plan, drowned the dock.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 7 November 2018 09: 42
      +3
      Quote: Svarog
      themselves fight to bloody snot .. circus ..

      1. Svarog
        Svarog 7 November 2018 19: 24
        +2
        laughing good that's how it looks from the outside laughing
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 7 November 2018 10: 18
      +4
      Why did the market need to be fooled if Kozak introduces joint and several liability for speculators? And why not introduce this to all the apparatuses of Medvedev and Kozak? This would be more useless. I got one bribe taker - change the whole device with the boss.winked
    4. Iline
      Iline 7 November 2018 12: 44
      +3
      I don’t understand one thing: our liberals are screaming loudly that the market will put everything in its place, this is not socialism for you. And what do we really have? Hopeless theft and impoverishment of the people, cover up by the authorities, allegedly out of the good intentions of those who became billionaires and owners of once popular goods, it is not clear for what money in the era of Pavlov and Gaidar.
      According to Zhvanetsky: maybe something needs to be changed in the philharmonic?
  2. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 7 November 2018 09: 33
    +1
    All these are the costs of Gorbachev's "capitalism with a human face," but in fact, with a perfect grin, since the state, represented by the govt. And the State Duma, has actually withdrawn from the management of market relations and are following the private appetites of all these owners of national natural resources. from production to sale. Under these conditions, every "entrepreneur-capitalist" will always try to squeeze out an ever larger share of the profit from the sale of national resources! The market in all European countries is strictly regulated by the state and there is no self-regulating hand of the market there, and fairy tales about this are intended only for “Papuans” who listen to their advice with clever faces.
    1. Dr_engie
      Dr_engie 10 November 2018 16: 24
      0
      With the union, as everyone had, a distorted perception of capitalism, who only wanted to rob everyone, was then built using the same manuals. Stereotypes from the head, driven there for years, just do not disappear.
  3. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 7 November 2018 09: 33
    +4
    Quote: Svarog
    ... they fight with themselves to bloody snot ..

    They share the national heritage, they completely forgot about this very people.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 7 November 2018 09: 35
    0
    Our prosperity would have grown, by and large !!! Then many other problems were not!
    And so, it seems a lot of noise and designated activity, but quite a bit of sense! And not for long besides!
  5. AleBors
    AleBors 7 November 2018 09: 38
    +2
    The seething activities of amateurs in government.
  6. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT 7 November 2018 09: 40
    +3
    Our people have not kept promises for a long time. They promise one thing, the output is generally not the second, but the third. So it will be the price of gas, increase and do not blink an eye. We are for them ... and they are for us.
  7. The comment was deleted.
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine 7 November 2018 20: 37
      0
      Don’t touch Paradise yet ... They haven’t held a referendum yet ...
  8. ALARI
    ALARI 7 November 2018 09: 56
    0
    What ... raise excise taxes? What are they hoping for? As if after March, everything will resolve and live happily ((
    1. kjhg
      kjhg 7 November 2018 11: 04
      +1
      What ... raise excise taxes?
      There is no one to relieve the appetites of the boyars request All the forces after Putin’s re-election have been thrown into making a breakthrough in stripping away the people and taking away their social rights and achievements.
  9. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 7 November 2018 10: 05
    +1
    Quote: Baron Saturday 696
    Quote: Bearded
    Prices are rising, gasoline

    why are you all dissatisfied with gas prices, taxes and raising the retirement age? You look at Ukraine what is happening there! Well this is inextensible to the mind! There the blacks are lynched, the boys are crucified, there are NATO soldiers and courage! But Krymnash and Rainash!

    This does not mean at all that you need to divide the country and give it up, such as you and your masterminds - it is something in Washington that is glad to hear your words! And we will deal with the government without your snot and tears!
  10. Wedmak
    Wedmak 7 November 2018 10: 41
    +7
    I don’t catch the logic: the government asks the oil industry workers to keep up with rising fuel prices, while raising excise taxes on the same fuel itself and does not provide any mechanisms to supply this fuel domestically. And then he points a finger at the oil workers, saying that this is who is to blame.
    The same garbage with the availability of money in the country: we look at hands - there is no money in the country, but more than 500 mld.r. invested in dollars and euros. There is still no money in the country, but multimillion loans in foreign currency are issued to countries buying weapons from us. And again, there is no money, but officials and deputies increase their salaries, pensions and generally maintenance.
    But the people are offered to live on 3500 p. / Month, eating macaroni and in general the state does not owe anything to the people, why were you born at all?
    To go nuts. I’m going over to the opposition and to harsh criticism of our government.
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      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 7 November 2018 12: 19
        0
        but the king is good

        If we compare what the tsar is doing and what the boyars are doing ... especially those boyars that are away from the capital city ... small-town princes ... It’s good that our personal short-barreled weapons are forbidden - half of them would have been shot for their arrogance and rudeness quiet nooks and crannies.
        And so ... the people quietly accumulate anger.
  11. Vikxnumx
    Vikxnumx 7 November 2018 12: 49
    +2
    Quote: Wedmak
    I don’t catch the logic: the government asks the oil industry workers to keep up with rising fuel prices, while raising excise taxes on the same fuel itself and does not provide any mechanisms to supply this fuel domestically. And then he points a finger at the oil workers, saying that this is who is to blame.

    So you just need to explain to the oil industry that not to earn on the supply of petroleum products over the hill is PRIVILEGE. And Her still needs to be earned! For example, the supply of fuel at affordable prices inside the Russian Federation. And consideration of overhead costs in the form of salaries and other payments.
    A better explain seizures and landings.
    And to explain to the government by the same methods that it is necessary to work, and not to do without the lack of money!
    "But who will put him in prison!" (from)
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 November 2018 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: VIK1711
      So you just need to explain to the oil industry that not to earn on the supply of petroleum products over the hill is PRIVILEGE. And Her still needs to be earned! For example, the supply of fuel at affordable prices inside the Russian Federation. And consideration of overhead costs in the form of salaries and other payments.
      A better explain seizures and landings.

      In the price of a liter of gasoline, 70% or 75% are taxes and excise taxes that the government takes. You just need to disperse this bad ... smelling government to hell, which, instead of developing the real sector of the economy and creating jobs, thereby increasing the tax base, stupidly beat out babosy from what is available. Then everything in Russia will start to bounce back.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 7 November 2018 17: 33
        0
        You just need to disperse

        But who will plant him? (C) I don’t want another revolution, I don’t really want a civil war. Tipo Maidan as it does not attract from the word at all. And then another thing, where, when? What are the real levers of influence of the people on the government? In fact, none. People's indignation only publicity in all of Russia. In order to reach the SC. And that does not always work.
  12. garri-lin
    garri-lin 7 November 2018 14: 20
    +1
    The increase in gas prices terribly enrages. But even more enrages a sharp jump in gas prices. Even less justified. Owning a car is an ordinary thing, but moving on it becomes a luxury.
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine 7 November 2018 20: 43
      0
      And for about 4 years now I have abandoned the monopolists ... I set myself a KARAKAN-18 boiler, and I’m drowning with wood. The boiler is universal, it can work on anything. Firewood is free, people (builders) dismantle old houses and bring me ...
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 8 November 2018 02: 19
        +1
        Alas, a car with installed gas equipment and firewood didn’t refuel.
  13. Vadim237
    Vadim237 7 November 2018 18: 46
    0
    To solve the price problem with fuel, the state still has to create state gas stations - essentially a monopoly, and to throw all private traders out of this sphere. From the cost of a liter of gasoline -10 rubles for expenses, 12 to the state - to the treasury.
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine 7 November 2018 20: 54
      0
      Sorry ... 10 + 12 = 22 ...
      and who else sits on the remaining 20k?
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 8 November 2018 09: 54
        0
        No one, since the final price of gasoline will be 22 rubles per liter.
  14. 320423
    320423 7 November 2018 19: 01
    0
    diesel 48 refueled yesterday with a hook was still a week ago 47 ..., the blizzard is driven. and the Communist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party, fairies for posts and places to hold on. there is no normal patiy er, in general, everything is up to itself. a referendum on the resignation of the current convocation of the Duma + government would not be in the way, since they were forbidden to engage in political activity for life.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 7 November 2018 20: 12
      0
      Unfortunately this will not lower prices.
  15. O. Bender
    O. Bender 8 November 2018 07: 54
    +1
    In addition to gasoline, dt, they don’t extract anything from oil anymore? Bitumen fuel oil paraffins pour it all into a ditch? The profitability from oil refining, in my opinion, is quite high if you do not drive raw abroad.
  16. Ace Tambourine
    Ace Tambourine 8 November 2018 08: 32
    -1
    Oh damn ...
    What a cool admin on the site ....

    You violated the rules of the site, admitted in the comment:
    "Mat: Come on ..." in the article Confessions of the former security guard of the President of the Russian Federation.
    You have 4 violations. Site rules


    By your one letter determines your thoughts ...
    I quote literally ...
    Vadim Smirnov is called this psychic ...
  17. ycuce234-san
    ycuce234-san 11 November 2018 10: 35
    0
    Quote: Vadim237
    To solve the price problem with fuel, the state still has to create state gas stations - essentially a monopoly, and to throw all private traders out of this sphere. From the cost of a liter of gasoline -10 rubles for expenses, 12 to the state - to the treasury.

    You can also make factory multi-fuel engines "out of the box" predominant on cars imported into the country and produced in it, simplify and speed up the customs clearance of such cars - you drive either liquid or gas fuel, depending on the fuel situation, and price regulation occurs as a result of the hot interaction of the fuel giants ... In any case, this is much more useful than GLONASS, the fees for building roads, although at first the fleet of multi-fuel vehicles will grow slowly.