Fuel prices, Mimit: “False that they are out of control”

Note from the ministry led by Minister Adolfo Urso after the recent declarations relating to the cost of petrol and diesel at the pump: “Without excise duty, Italy is better than other European countries”

“Referring to recent statements relating to fuel prices at the pump, it should be noted that the industrial price of petrol, net of excise duties, is lower than in other European countries, like France, Spain and Germany”. This is what we read in a note from the Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy, which states that “the price at the pump is, today compared to yesterday, substantially stable and higher than 0.02-0.04 euro compared to Sunday’s survey. We can therefore note a slowdown in the trend of increases, due to the growth of international quotations, which had been observed in the last month, demonstrating how effective the monitoring action of the Mimit has been in recent months and, starting from the month of August, the tool for displaying the average regional price that allows consumers to choose where to get supplies, in transparency and awareness”.

“Last week’s average international quotations”, continues the note, “show, compared to the previous month, increases similar to those of the pump price. In particular: the international diesel quotation shows an increase of about 12 cents compared to four weeks before (over the same period the price at the pump increased by about 10 cents); the international price of petrol shows an increase of about 6 cents compared to four weeks ago (over the same period the price at the pump increased by about 7 cents)” .

“In short: it is false what some politicians say that the price of petrol and diesel is out of control, in fact the opposite is true: Italy has done better than other European countries”, specified by Mimit. “Moreover, it seems really strange that they take issue with a measure that has proved to be fully effective which has made it possible, in a market system, to counter speculation, giving full transparency and therefore awareness and ability to choose for the consumer. Are they also against transparency?”