This Monday, the Confederation of Hydrocarbon Entities (CECHA) issued a statement in which it warned the Government about the possible shortage of gasoil Throughout the national territory.
This, according to the agency, due to the delay in the prices of gasoil reaching 32%, which puts at risk the supply of fueland therefore, the production of grains, especially soybeans and corn.
“The delay of 32% percent in prices is what led to the fact that today we are facing the first signs of shortages in key fuels such as gasoil and diesel”, says the statement.
The Confederation also pointed out that Argentina is “at the gates of a crisis”, which could drastically affect the production chain, since up to 1,100 million liters are needed to guarantee the April and May harvest.
This situation has led service stations to establish a consumption limit of up to 15 liters per customer, which is why they ask the Government for an urgent intervention to respond to this problem.
“Today there is a shortage, because the oil companies buy expensive abroad and sell cheap in the country. We tried to explain this to the Government by all means, we asked for meetings, we managed by all means and we were not listened to”.
Likewise, the president of CECHA, Gabriel Bronoroni, stated that this situation aggravates the economic crisis that the productive and oil sector has been facing for years and that it worsened with the coronavirus pandemic.
How to avoid a greater shortage of diesel
The stations propose an agreement between the oil companies and the Government to find a joint solution taking into account the adjustment in profit margins.
This, given that “the two fuel price increases applied during this year do not reduce the 32% gap between the international price of a barrel of oil and its sale value in the local market.”
Therefore, they also ask the Government to grant the oil companies fiscal relief to improve the profit margin, since more and more regions of the country are affected by the shortage of oil. fuel.