Thursday, January 20, 2011

UCE considers "abusive"the increase in the price of a liter of gasoline

Consumers Union of Spain (UCE) has deemed "abusive" the rise in the price of a liter of petrol and has shown its concern that this increase "can act as a trigger for escalation of prices due to the place of oil as in the production chain and in the process of transportation and distribution of certain consumer goods. "

the association found that this increase "threatens the consumer's pocket, with the increases of the electricity bills,gas,price of food and transportation´´.
The price per liter of gasoline has reached 1.285 euros, representing an increase of 1.6% in just one week to a record high, according to data collected by Europa Press from the Oil Bulletin of the European Union (EU).

The level this week than the previous maximum of 1,276 euros per liter, marked in July 2008, just two months before the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and when fuel prices were rising oil wrap , which marked that summer his record $ 147 a barrel.
In the case of diesel per liter this week surpassed the 1.2 euros for the first time since the second half of 2008 stood at 1.217 euros, still below the record high of 1.329 euros per liter.

Mari Carmen

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