Putin called for prompt response to situation with fuel in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to strengthen work with companies so that they understand their responsibility for the situation with prices in the fuel market.

“We know, because of what this is happening. And due to oil prices, we understood what will happen next, this is not the first time. Prices are rising, the companies want to get profit to the maximum, sending [fuel] for export. Everything is clear. They do their work, and we are our own, the government should do another job, ”Putin said at a meeting with Cabinet members.

The President of the Russian Federation drew attention to the continuation of rising prices for gasoline and diesel. “Therefore, we will calculate that the measures proposed by [Cabinet] will work, but the companies need to work tightly so that they also understand their responsibility,” Putin emphasized.

In addition, Putin noted that sanctions can be answered by providing greater freedoms to participants in economic activity.

In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the Government of the Russian Federation proposes to increase the bargaining fee for export of oil products from 20 thousand to 50 thousand rubles per ton for resellers.

“The second: the restriction of the so -called” gray “export, in order to prevent fuel leaching from the domestic market with speculators. This applies, first of all, to increase barriers for those resellers who are not manufacturers of oil products, but buy them for delivery to Export. We will introduce a barrier fee, increase from 20 to 50 thousand rubles, ”Novak said at a meeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with members of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Vice Prime Minister noted that he considers a complete ban on the export of oil products that were bought on the domestic market.