Krasnodar, 30 August – Yug Times. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has reportedly requested Russian oil refineries to cut off exports of petrol. According to Head of the Department for Regulation of Fuel-and-Power Sector Dmitri Makhonin, one of the reasons for restricting exports is upcoming repair works at many refineries and the necessity to keep up stable prices in the domestic market.
The price of petrol resumed upward trend in August, after the oil refineries had closed for autumn maintenance works. At the moment, the oil industry are trying to keep to their agreements with the government and restrain the retail prices, but their losses continue to grow exceeding 1 billion roubles a day.
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