Government evaluates temporary suspension of restriction on pumps for the sale of diesel

Government evaluates temporary suspension of restriction on pumps for the sale of diesel

May 6, 2023, 7:32 PM

May 6, 2023, 7:32 PM

The greater control in the sale of fuels and the limitations on the sale of larger volumes of diesel at service stations, contemplated in Decree 4910, could be suspended for 90 daysafter a preliminary agreement between government authorities and representatives of the agricultural sector.

At that time, a registration campaign for small producers would be carried out, The general manager of the Eastern Agricultural Chamber (CAO), Edilberto Osinaga, informed the Unitel network.

The meeting was held on Friday and was attended by authorities from the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) and the General Directorate of Controlled Substances (DGSC). ), on the government side.

Delegates from the CAO, the Oilseed and Wheat Producers Association (Anapo), and the sugarcane sector were representing the private producers.

The meeting took place at a time when the state oil company sees an unusual growth in the demand for diesel in Santa Cruz, while carriers report an irregular supply of fuel at the pumps and when the agricultural sector requires fuel to complete the harvest of the summer campaign.

“We are going to guarantee the supply of fuel to this sector. Decree 4910 has to do with the control of inspection and regularization of fuels. We are clearing up any doubts regarding this regulation,” said Juan Carlos Huanca, responsible for the Santa Cruz commercial district of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos, according to an ABI report.

The government and producers are expected to meet next Monday to finalize the agreements.

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