The national oil company YPF, which concentrates around 60% of the market, reduced all its fuels from 0 today. It is the second cut that the company does in just over a month and in this opportunity will be applied across the country to -3.2%.
In Neuquén the fall is already applied and had an impact of 0.97% for super naphtha, while the premium will fall 1.21%. The diesel will reduce 1.16% to Grade 2 and 2.01% to premium. In Viedma, the downward adjustments will be: 1.04%, 0.83%, 1.19% and 2.24%, respectively.
Translated to prices, in the Neuquen capital the liter of super naphtha went from 30.78 pesos to 30.88 pesos; the premium of 35.62 to 35.20 pesos; ordinary gas oil (grade 2) from 35.40 to 34.99 pesos; the prize of 41.83 to 40.99 pesos.
In Viedma the super fell from 31.82 to 31.49 pesos, the premium from 37.20 to 36.89, the ordinary diesel from 35.21 to 34.79 and the premium from 42.95 to 41.99.
In December of last year, YPF reduced its fuels by up to 1.5%, as a result of a drop in the international price of crude oil and a change in the exchange rate.
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This time, it will be the only segment that does not increase amid the national government's announcements of gas, electricity and transportation increases. Even YPF reported that it applied the reduction even assuming the increase of two determinants for the retail price of fuels: the impact of taxes and the increase of bioethanol.
In recent weeks there has been a + 14.1% increase in taxes on carbon dioxide (CDI) and on liquid fuels (ICL). Likewise, last week, a weighted increase of + 2.0% was applied to ethanol from sugarcane and + 5% to biodiesel. These increases (taxes and bio) would have imply an increase in fuel prices of up to + 4.3%.