The reference 100 dollars (on average) taken by the URSEA for a barrel of oil in its last PPI, which already suggested a drop in the selling price to the public for the month of August, has fallen to reach 93 dollars yesterday. and with a decreasing trend.
The trend shows that crude oil may be returning to normal with a reference price of US$80, a situation that should affect Uruguay Service Station distributorswhich, as is known, in the “high ranking” of the continent with the most expensive fuel, since the taxes weighing on it have not been reduced, as almost all Latin American countries have done as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Before this conflict, Uruguay was already above its Mercosur partners, with a gap that has not stopped widening.
Brazil, for example, today offers a liter of Nafta Super 95 at 42 pesos per liter, Argentina does the same and offers below 18 pesos (it favors the dollar), and in Chile cost of a liter of this product at the pump 60 Uruguay. peas.
The big difference is still the taxes IMESI and CO2, which together add up to 30 pesos per liter of gasoline sold at the station.
Another burden carried by fuels in Uruguay arises from the transfers made by the sector to other items, such as: supergas, portland cement, ticket trust, etc. and added to the value of all products screened by ANCAP.
If this oil trend continues, it is imagined that the Uruguayan spring will bring good news and announcements regarding a reduction in fuel prices, as established in the LUC.
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