After a week of decline, the prices of regular gasoline and regular gasoline at gas stations have risen again
The prices of super gasoline and regular gasoline will increase by 1.20 and 0.94 per gallon respectively in Cordoba, compared with Holy week holiday It lasted long enough to support the official discourse, and everything, including the economy, is normal in the country.
During the 19 weeks from early November to the end of March, fuel prices experienced an uncontrollable upward spiral, with prices rising by 35%, which attracted the attention of unions of large and small companies dedicated to passenger transportation and commodities.
Diesel and kerosene will also fall, to 0.78 Canadian dollars and 0.51 Canadian dollars per gallon, respectively.
He said: “Petrol will go up a little bit, and diesel will go down.” Top secret, Lawyer César Aróstegui, an expert in energy law. “I think if it dropped last week, it would be due to political pressure, because a lot of troubles are emerging,” from the city bus cooperatives that are generally related to the regime to Caponeros in the small city, “so they are very clear, he promised. , This difference will continue to intensify.
At the same time, he pointed out: “They are encouraging people to go to the beach. If the fuel is still expensive, the transportation company will raise the price and the public will not move. They need to buy fuel, and people need to consume it in hot springs. That’s why they are like Five Cordobas lowered his status, and now Easter is over, their stock price has risen by 1.50 Canadian dollars,” he added.
Energy expert Patricia Rodríguez (Patricia Rodríguez) said: “I don’t think the price drop is due to political reasons.”
“If we conduct an objective analysis without any form of intervention, we will find that due to political considerations, prices should not fall, because prices are managed by private oil companies, although” he admitted, depending on different interests, the pressure is rising. Still falling, so this is not impossible.
He said: “As long as derivatives are not regulated, it is difficult to know their behavior in the next few weeks. Here, he said, “when prices rise, prices will rise rapidly, but when they fall in the international market, prices will fall It fell in a short period of time. “
Aróstegui and Rodríguez believe that the growth of the local market for 19 consecutive weeks has nothing to do with the growth of the international market over the same period.
Experts pointed out that “Since the end of 2020, the price [internacional] It has been gradually rising. Although it has recently declined, the local upward trend has far exceeded it because it is continuous and extremely high, and the price remains above 1 US dollar per liter. If there is a correlation, we should see steady growth instead of any of the 19 consecutive weeks. “
In addition to internal politics, Aróstegui also failed to find “any relationship to justify this winning streak. These people have a desire for money; he explained that in view of the economic crisis caused by political and social crises, “need to collect”.
He believes that “the government is seeking to collect money from anywhere. The fuel tax is Easy-to-eat meat, Because it is difficult for someone to say “I will stop buying fuel” because even people without a vehicle consume fuel in the form of another energy source.”
He said: “If you compare the price of fuel in Nicaragua with the price of fuel in any Latin American country, we will find that our price per liter of gasoline is more than one dollar.”
Their data shows that “approximately a 50% tax is levied on the price of gasoline, (fuel and cigarettes, spirits, beer and soft drinks are part of the so-called Tax industry); The other 25% of marketing costs are controlled by representatives close to the government, and the remaining 25% is the cost of the product itself.Is an slaughter“,he thinks.
Aróstegui believes that to establish an effective local fuel supply chain, an “honest, fair and equitable” energy policy is required, which treats the country’s energy needs as the country’s needs, not corporates or money. Waste”. .
He emphasized: “If the goal is to promote the economic development of the population and access to energy, then the fuel price should be half of the current price, but the motivation is different.”
For Rodríguez, the key to an effective and transparent system is to go back to the old rules that apply the old rules. equation This includes the FOB price plus hospitalization expenses, freight, taxes and marketing costs to define the price to consumers.
“We have to urge and demand that it be regulated. In this case, regulating it is not a bad thing-even if it is a private enterprise-because it is a basic commodity for transportation. This will not affect the free market, but it will Establish a balance between interests. It is best to restore equation He proposed, “Many countries use it to control the profits of oil companies.”