Thee main oil companies of the country have once again increased the price of fuels. This time the increase was of around 1.5%. The prices of gasoline in the Argentina of Mauricio Macri and the IMF are dollarized and oil companies have the perfect excuse, given the dramatic currency devaluation, to increase fuels regularly.
Axion company joined in the last few hours the decision of the other oil companies that had already increased the price at the pumps, such as YPF (which controls 60% of the fuel sales market in the country) and Raizen (Shell).
“With this energy model, we will only continue to see the price of fuels go up, as it has happened in recent days, and also in electricity, gas and water bills, among other things, and we will never see improvements in service,” said José Rigane General Secretary of the Luz y Fuerza Mar del Plata trade union to FeTERA Press.
He added that “this happens because of Macri’s policy which is simply guaranteeing profitability for monopolistic energy groups, not taking into account the people’s needs”.
In the City of Buenos Aires, the liter of ‘naphtha super’ climbed to $ 43.13 with a rise of 1.48%; ‘premium naphtha’ rose to $ 49.98 (+ 1.44%), diesel to $ 41.44 (1.44%) and premium diesel to $ 47.90 (+ 1.48%).
On Friday, YPF, the state-owned company (the state holds 51% of the shares and 49% belong to speculative funds listed on Wall Street), took the initial step to announce an increase of 1.5% as of the following day.
On the other hand, in the town of Río Cuarto (Córdoba Province), the boards of Axion’s fuel prices are as follows: liter of super $ 47.77; premium liter $ 53.53; Diesel $ 44,03; Euro Diesel $ 51.41; and CNG (natural gas) at $ 23.99.