Government to investigate on overpriced fuel for freight and passenger transport
January 16, 2012
Various chambers of transport and the national government, through the secretariat in this specialized area, filed a complaint by which the price distortion between the fuel sold to them and and the one publicly available will be investigated.
In a press conference, Planning Minister Julio de Vido, stated that the Commission on Competition will investigate price differences that make the oil companies to sell to the carriage of passengers and cargo.
“It’s not the same to buy a kilo of flour to 100 kilos of flour” exemplified De Vido, who explained that the distortions reach a 30% difference in the price of fuel sold in bulk and sold at service stations.
“We want to investigate in depth if there is a cartel in the sector, and we believe the most logical is the Committee on Antitrust,” he said.
The Minister said that “serious distorting the transport market and passenger loads,” and stated that “the State has the mechanisms to correct this situation.”
He indicated that seek to fight against “monopolistic practices, cartels, abuse of dominant position or other mechanism that may have irregular change prices.”
Meanwhile, the transportation secretary, Juan Pablo Schiavi, said a complaint was filed on 11 enrofloxacin to the National Competition for “abuse of dominant position in the fuels market.”