The cost of gasoline AI-95 at the St. Petersburg international Mercantile exchange (SPIMEX) reached its absolute record for all history of observations. The attention it drew to “Interfax”.
According to the exchange, at the end of trading on 17 June, the price of AI-95 on the national index came in at 56.7 thousand rubles per ton, leaving behind even the tops of the crisis of 2018 at 56.3 thousand rubles per ton.
The price of 95-octane gasoline increases continuously from mid-April, it jumped for this time is already more than 50%. And the interlocutors of the Agency in the fuel market note that I see no reason to reduce prices for this fuel type: 95-octane gasoline at the exchange is clearly not enough, and the demand for it continues to grow.
The difference between the cost of 92-octane and 95-octane gasoline, too, in their historical limits: currently, AI-95 exchange costs 7-8 thousand rubles more AI-92. In this case, if the increase in the price of 92-octane gasoline at the beginning of June slowed down, and now the cost of gasoline also went up.
The exchange price of gasoline is growing rapidly vosstanavlivayutsya demand after the lifting of restrictions on the coronavirus. However, the production and supply of petroleum products to the domestic market recovered much slower pace and does not meet growing demand, according to industry experts.
While still a temporary act reduced the exchange regulations of crude oil sales, as well as in the temporary ban on the import of fuel into the country.
In early June, the energy Ministry said it expects a recovery in gasoline production in June to levels of the same period last year, reducing export of oil products and increase their supply to the domestic market. These measures will help to stabilize fuel prices in the opt, the risk of growth in retail prices above the rate of inflation is absent, said the Agency.
According to the energy Ministry, the consensus-forecast of demand for gasoline with the end-users of the national average in June 2020 — a decline of 10% compared to the same period last year, the Agency said.