Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced government intervention aimed at lowering prices at petrol stations. The head of government did not provide details, but it is known that Poland will not introduce the solution adopted by Hungary.
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Fuel prices down? Mateusz Morawiecki declares
– We will implement several solutions along with our anti-inflation package, which will lead to a relative reduction in prices at petrol stations. However, we will not do it at the moment by imposing a maximum price – the Prime Minister explained.
Viktor Orban and his cabinet decided two weeks ago that a liter of fuel – 95 petrol and diesel – at the stations will cost no more than 480 forints, i.e. PLN 6.08. Before the regulations are introduced, the price in many cities exceeds HUF 500, which is PLN 6.35 per zloty.
Gasoline may be cheaper. The head of government explains what the government intends to do
So how does the government want to ensure lower prices at stations? – These will be moves that will cost a lot of budget on the budget side, even over a billion zlotys, but we do not want to do it by imposing administrative restrictions, but by reducing certain components, components of the fuel – said the Prime Minister.
The government’s decision is a reaction to extremely high prices. At the stations, the average cost of lead-free ethylene (Pb95) is already above PLN 6 per liter.
Fuel prices and inflation. There is a relationship
Fuel prices are one of the main reasons for the increase in inflation in Poland. According to the Central Statistical Office, it is currently 6.8 percent per annum. The increase in fuel prices alone is much greater and amounted to as much as 30% over the last year.
The Prime Minister announced the government’s decision during his visit to Croatia, where he met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. The prime minister came to Zagreb after a meeting with the leaders of the V4 group, which took place in Budapest. The main topic of the talks is the international situation related to the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border.