Last Wednesday, INDEC reported that inflation for 2022 closed at 94.8%, the highest in the country recorded in the last 32 years.
However -with the exception of Premium diesel-,
fuels increased below that record
: gasoline 67% and diesel 91%.
"In the last two years we resigned 40% of our profitability and the projection for 2023 continues to be just as negative," said CECHA's secretary, Pedro Llorvandi.
"The energy policy
of this Government is condemning more than 400 Service Stations
to their final closure
," he warned.
"We do not disagree with the authorities agreeing with the oil companies on a price path,
but we need a mechanism for updating income
independent of that decision," said Llorvandi.
The manager argued that
the boards "at least" should be related to inflation,
since operating costs move at that rate, "starting with salaries and continuing with spare parts and fees for outsourced professional services, such as engineers. , accountants and lawyers”, he listed.
In an effort to find solutions, the businessman stated that "if the Government continues in this position, that they give us a bonus according to our needs
because the parking lot can no longer continue resisting higher expenses with lower income."
After the increase recently applied by Shell, and which will be followed shortly by the rest of the companies, the
agreement between the Ministry of Economy and the oil companies
contemplates a similar adjustment
in February and another of 3.8% in March.
However, the commitment could be extended until July, according to sources close to the portfolio led by Sergio Massa.
Gasoline increased 4% and puts pressure on inflation for the month
The blue starts the week at $369, just $6 below the “Qatar dollar”