After the change in Petrobrás’ pricing policy, the federal government launched on Monday (22) a reporting channel to investigate cases of abusive charges at gas stations. In just one day, the survey received more than a thousand records.
Minas Gerais was the state with the highest number of complaints, totaling 149 in just 24 hours. Next comes Ceará, with 82, and São Paulo with 79 reports of irregularities.
On Wednesday (24), the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon), linked to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, coordinated the Fair Price Mutirão. The campaign took place throughout Brazil and had the support of Procons to monitor fuel prices in the country’s municipalities. On the 30th of this month, a report with the data will be released by Senacon.
To report irregularities, simply access the form via the link.
New fuel pricing policy
Petrobras announced on the 16th of this month the change in the fuel price policy practiced in refineries, putting an end to the parity with the international market, adopted by the coup government of Michel Temer (MDB) and reinforced in the mandate of Jair Bolsonaro (PL), that made Brazil have one of the most expensive fuels in the world while paying astronomical dividends to shareholders.
With the changes, the government’s expectation was that the average sale price of a liter of diesel would fall by R$0.44, while a liter of gasoline would be, on average, R$0.40 lower.
Source: BdF Minas Gerais
Editing: Larissa Costa
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