Ombudsman Miguel Ángel Godoy Servín asked with a note to the President of Petróleos Paraguayos (Petropar) to reduce the prices of different types of fuel, given the oil price data over recent months.
According to the document presented at the offices of the state-owned company, the price of crude oil is as follows: in August – 72.28 dollars per barrel; September was recorded at $ 77.18; in October it reached 79.58 dollars and in the first half of November it recorded 68.47 dollars per barrel. From yesterday, crude oil had an international price of 51.51 dollars a barrel, the lowest in recent times.
The ombudsman, through lanota, indicated that he prefers to highlight important consumer rights issues, given that the Petropar owner publicly stated that rising fuel prices depend on international crude oil prices and the dollar.
In Chile yesterday, fuel price reductions and LPG were registered for the fifth week in a row. This information was confirmed by the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, through his Twitter account. "This is an important relief for the pockets of all Chileans," the president said through his social network.
Petropar owner PatriciaSamudio confirmed yesterday from Monumental Radio that only by the end of the month will analyze whether or not the cost of total diesel will be reduced, a fuel whose values are paramount to Paraguay's economy.
At another point, he explained that if a cubic meter of oil reaches $ 450, and if the dollar remains below 6,000, there may be a greater reduction in hydrocarbon prices.
Petropar must cut prices
High crude oil prices and a rise in the dollar were the main reasons that forced emblems to raise prices for all fuels sold in the country in mid-September.
After the reorganization, the price of the US currency and crude oil, but especially the second one, showed a significant drop, but companies selling fuel in the country still maintain the prices of their products.
Eddie Jara, a former president of Petropar, has elements so that emblems that operate in the country can lower fuel prices. "There are two components – the international price of oil and the dollar, which determine how much fuel should be in each market," he said.