The price of gasoline in Ukraine may rise by 15-17 kopiykas by the end of the week

23 October 2012 10:04  10123026 023562
The price of gasoline in Ukraine may rise by 15-17 kopiykas by the end of the week

Import of gasoline to Ukraine has stopped. As the largest oil traders stated yesterday, State Customs suspended the clearance of oil products and as a result more than 20 tons of fuel have been accumulated at the border. Market participants believe that it will cause a new wave of gasoline price growth - by the end of the week the price may rise by 15-17 kopiykas per liter. The State Customs did not explain their actions yesterday - writes "Kommersant-Ukraine".
On Friday bodies of the State Customs Service stopped executing customs clearance of gasoline that was imported into the country, major importers reported yesterday. Now about 22-25 tons of oil products have accumulated at the border, said a representative of Orlen Lietuva Concern (Mažeikiai refinery, Lithuania) in Ukraine, Igor Maistrenko. "Since Friday customs offices have been refusing without explanation to execute clearance of imported gasoline, while diesel is cleared normally," - he said. This information was confirmed by the Klo company: "The customs have not even a formal reason to ban oil clearance, so we can not explain their actions,"
The press service of the State Customs confirmed problems with customs clearance, but did not provide any detailed comments. "We are still at work and expect our management to give at least some assessment and response. But we still got nothing,"- said the press service at 21.00. Importers claim that they also had appealed to the Customs Service to clarify the situation, but got no answer.


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