Moscow, November 14. the head of the Russian fuel Union (RTS) Evgenie Arkusha said the reasons for the record increase in gasoline prices in Russia. In his opinion, to blame inflation and the annual growth of the tax burden.
He also pointed to the increase in excise duties on fuel, increase tax on extraction of mineral resources.
"And, of course, these taxes are transferred to the consumer," — said the head of RTS in conversation with
in addition, the Arcos expressed confidence that in 2018, gasoline prices will continue to rise.
"Unfortunately, the rise in wholesale prices, significantly outpacing the growth of retail, does not allow to reduce retail prices. Next year, another increase in excise taxes is expected to increase twice: January 1 and July 1," he added.
we will Remind, on Tuesday, the newspaper reported a sharp rise in gasoline prices. Thus, prices for AI-92 from 7 to 13 November was up 2.3 percent to 42 850 rubles per ton.