OREANDA-NEWS  The possibility of a complete temporary ban on the supply of gasoline and diesel fuel abroad is considered as an alternative to the protective duty of $ 250 per ton. This is reported by Kommersant with reference to its own sources.

The government continues to discuss options for stabilizing the situation in the fuel market, where there is an increase in retail prices and a shortage in dozens of regions of the country. The option with the duty was sounded at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on September 15, however, according to the interlocutors of the publication, it was extremely negatively perceived by market participants.

It implies payment in the amount of $ 250 per ton of petroleum products, but with compensation through the reverse excise tax on oil for bona fide suppliers, that is, companies that fulfill the quotas of the Ministry of Energy for supplies to the domestic market.

At the same time, the companies themselves point out that the criteria for evaluating "bona fide exporters" are unclear, and the implementation of the proposed scheme is extremely difficult. As a result, the decision has not yet been made, the discussion of the problem continues.

Now the duty on the export of light petroleum products is $ 6.4 per ton, in October it is planned to increase it to $ 7.1. According to Maxim Dyachenko, managing partner of Petroleum Trading, a ton of diesel fuel for export is priced at 120 thousand rubles per ton, which is 46 thousand more than domestically. The expert believes that taking into account the damping payments, the protective duty would help to restrain the growth of wholesale prices, but gas stations will continue to incur losses even with their current level.