Gasoline and diesel prices at Moldovan filling stations went down again – this time by 0.1-0.3 lei per a liter.
Thus, the price of gasoline Ai-95 dropped down to 16.67 lei, diesel to 15.67 lei – in particular at stations run by LUKoil-Moldova and Bemol companies.
This was a second price reduction in June. The first one was on June 4 and was also very insignificant. And the previous one was on May 21 – by 0.2 lei/liter.
In June, liquefied petroleum gas has become 6% cheaper, costing now 8.25 lei/liter.
Despite the three reductions, the prices haven’t all the same reached their level as of the beginning of the year (when Ai-95 cost 16.45 lei, diesel – 16.65 lei, and liquefied petroleum gas – 8.17 lei) because in March prices shot up 5-10% in one day.
Importers were explaining then that purchasing prices in producer countries had gone up substantially, that transportation expenditures were growing, too, and, essentially, that the Moldovan Government pushed up excises on imports by 9.6% as from January 1, 2012. Last several weeks, however, brought about a downward price trend.
Infotag’s dossier: In 2011, as many as 112 economic operators functioned at the Moldovan oil product market. Gasoline and diesel were retailed at 586 fillings stations, and liquefied petroleum gas – at 370 stations.
Leading gasoline importers to Moldova are LUKoil-Moldova accounting for 33.5% local market, Petrom-Moldova – 27.4% market, Tirex Petrol – 13.7%; diesel importers – LUKoil-Moldova (33.8%), Tirex Petrol (20.3%) and Bemol (7.9%); and LPG – Dominic (28.9%), LUKoil-Moldova (26.7%) and Printemps (20.4%).
In 2011, Moldova had imported 625 thousand tons of oil products – up 9.2% compared with 2010.