Petrobras announces new increase in cooking gas prices from Sunday (5)If it is passed on to consumers, the readjustment 4,5% should leave bottled up 13 R $ kilos 1,21 more expensive.
Petrobras announced a new adjustment 4,5%, average, the oil liquefied gas prices for residential use, packaged by distributors in canisters up 13 kg (GLP P-13), known as cooking gas. The change takes effect starting this Sunday (5).
According to the company, change follows the pricing policy announced by the company in June this year. "The increase was mainly caused by the rise in product prices in international markets, influenced by the external environment and the winter in the northern hemisphere. The exchange variation also contributed ", the company said.
"Since Brazilian law guarantees freedom of prices of fuels and derivatives market, the revisions made in refineries may or may not be reflected in the final price to the consumer. This will depend on transfers made especially for distributors and resellers ", Petrobras announced.
According to the company, the announced adjustment was applied on prices without taxes levied. "If fully passed on to consumer prices, the company estimates that the price of bottled LPG P-13 can be adjusted, average, in 2% or about R $ 1,21 per cylinder, that the margins of distribution and resale and tax rates are kept "
The last increase in cooking gas price was made by Petrobras 12,9% and it took place on 11 October 2017. The current amendment does not apply to LPG for industrial / commercial use.