Updated 9/19/2021 9:14 PM
The Government confirmed that it will advance in a
"segmentation in the subsidy of the tariffs
that allows to build a more progressive tariff scheme".
In this way, it will remove generalized subsidies and several sectors will have to face increases in those services.
The measure, 1.5% of GDP, "said Economía in a statement. That will represent a little more than a trillion pesos, out of a total GDP of $ 6 trillion, according to the data presented in the" law of laws. "This newspaper
Resolution 46 has already been reformulated by the previous administration
-which generated legal conflicts since the summer of 2019-, for which these amounts were no longer being allocated.
"The GasAr Plan adopted in 2020 allowed - based on the agreement and dialogue with the private sector - to establish an average price of US $ 3.50 per million BTUs," said Economía.
"The expiration of resolution 46 will allow, in terms of subsidies, a reduction of approximately
US $ 600 million with respect to 2021," they
observed in Economy.
Several specialists consulted disagree with these numbers.
Gas producers charge US $ 3.50 per million BTUs of state subsidy, but they also receive what the gas distributors pay them for their services.
few companies were able to have resolution 46
, since it was reformulated by the previous government.
According to Economy, this decision
for "infrastructure works for the sector foreseen in the 2022 budget for more than $ 100,000 million -mainly in the construction of gas pipelines." import substitution and lower cost of gas, "they noted.
Although there is great agreement in the gas market on the need for a greater number of gas pipelines, the proposal of large trunk works - linking different parts of the geography - would be more expensive. In the Cambiemos administration, Gustavo Lopetegui - the last Secretary of Energy - proposed a third transportation gas pipeline that cost US $ 2 billion.
That equates to more than double what is budgeted now.