At a station on Avenida Teresa Cristina, a liter of petrol is already selling for R$4.98 | Photo: Flavio Tavares
Petrobras has not yet Application of new prices in refineries And drivers can already, this Tuesday (16), find petrol for less than $5 in Belo Horizonte – which isn’t happening. Since the beginning of Januarywhen the federal tax return had not yet affected the values indicated on the pumps.
At a service station on Avenida Teresa Cristina, in the Padre Eustáquio neighborhood, in the northwest district of the capital of Minas Gerais, gasoline dropped to R$4.98, while ethanol was sold for R$3.57 – equivalent to 71.6% of the price of petrol.
According to the coordinator of the Mercado Mineiro website, Feliciano Abreu, the platform’s surveys have already indicated lower fuel prices last week. But with Petrobras announcing a R$0.40 reduction in a liter of petrol from Wednesday (17), and with the prospect of a good sugarcane harvest, the trend is that motorists see values drop throughout the week.
“For the consumer, the recommendation is not to fill the tank, because there tends to be larger declines with the arrival of the weekend. Institutions are running out of stocks and competition will intensify even more,” the economist explains.
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