Petrol prices, Finance checks on roads and highways

Giorgetti has already given a mandate, last December, to the Guardia di Finanza to monitor the situation. The test results will be announced next week

To avoid any speculative phenomena on fuel prices on roads and motorways following the halt to discounts on excise duties, the Economy Minister, Giancarlo Giorgetti, already mandated the Guardia di Finanza last December to monitor the situation and the results of the checks carried out will be announced next week. This is confirmed by sources from the Mef.

Meanwhile, a new legal offensive by Codacons is starting on fuel prices, which is calling into question the Antitrust asking to open an investigation into the possible case of anti-competitive agreement. And so, after reporting to the Public Prosecutors and Guardia di Finanza, tomorrow the consumers’ association will present a formal complaint to the Antitrust, asking to open a case for a possible anti-competitive cartel in the fuel sector, and to acquire the useful documentation to understand whether speculative maneuvers are underway to unjustifiably raise the price lists at the pump. “We want to understand if within the fuel supply chain there are cartels, agreements or other strategies prohibited by law aimed at unjustifiably increasing the prices of petrol and diesel at the pump – explains Codacons – Net of the increase in excise duties decided by the Government which did not extend the discount of 18.3 cents, the increase in prices recorded in recent days at distributors throughout Italy does not seem to respond to the trend in oil prices”.