Expensive fuels, the price cut of the gas he was born in diesel is on the government table. According to sources from Palazzo Chigi, the executive is also evaluating “the possibility of using the extra VAT revenue on fuels in recent months”. Measures in this direction could be taken as early as this week.
Diesel skyrockets over 2.3 euros
According to the latest surveys by Quotidiano Energia, the price of diesel fuel also exceeded 2.3 euros per liter on the service, reaching 2.333 euros / liter, while the self-service added 2.22 euros / liter. At these prices, diesel is more expensive than unleaded petrol, which is sold at 2,217 euros / liter in self mode and 2,323 euros / liter on the served basis.
Without other interventions by the government, there is a risk of 160% increases in the service sector due to expensive fuels, with an increase in costs of 21 billion for road transport. And the road transport sector is showing all its discomfort these days, especially after the strike guarantor blocked the national demonstration that was to be held yesterday, March 14, 2022, due to the lack of the deadline for announcing the protest.
Cut of 15 cents per liter
A discount of 15 cents per liter, for both petrol and diesel: this would be, according to government sources, one of the hypotheses on the executive table. The hypothesis of a scissor kick of 15 cents – among those examined in a meeting that was held in the afternoon at Palazzo Chigi with Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the most competent ministers in the dossier as well as the heads of the cabinet – would see the Prime Minister himself is also in favorsaid the same sources, committed on the front line to find a solution to expensive fuels.
The government is also working to stem the dear bills with new measures, always to be taken perhaps as early as the week. Timing is tight, but in the pipeline there are “one or more measures that aim to pay off energy bills in installments and calm down energy bills for families and businesses”, sources from Palazzo Chigi always report.
Among other things that the executive is evaluating is that of “intervening on the extra-profits of companies in some of the sectors concerned, while preserving the stability of public finances”.
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