The lag scenarios, both for gasoline and diesel, have moved far from parity, which makes import operations unfeasible, says the Brazilian Association of Fuel Importers (Abicom).
Currently, the average lag for gasoline is 19% and for diesel, 15%. Fuels have been frozen for 90 and 31 days, respectively.
According to Abicom, if Petrobras wants to align prices in relation to those practiced in the Gulf of Mexico, a reference for imports, it would have to increase both fuels by R$ 0.89 per liter.
In Bahia, where the first large-scale privatized refinery in the country operates, the Mataripe Refinery, the lag is smaller: 9% for gasoline and 8% for diesel.
The price of fuel has already overthrown three presidents of Petrobras, a state-owned mixed economy controlled by the Union.
With strict governance rules after Operação Lava Jato, the government cannot interfere with the company’s prices as it would like, to hold back inflation.
According to sources, new attempts at intervention will be made after the change in command of the company and the election of new members of the Board of Directors appointed on Thursday by the government, mostly lawyers and economists, who also intend to study privatization further. of the company.
Source: CNN Brasil