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According to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, the objective is that consumers have ‘more clarity of the elements that result in the final price’

MIGUEL NORONHA / FUTURA PRESS / ESTADÃO CONTENTSince the beginning of the year, gasoline has increased four times and diesel three times, getting 34.78% and 27.72% more expensive

The composition of final fuel price at the gas stations is a mystery to most drivers who refuel their vehicles. And popular dissatisfaction about this issue, which has been latent in recent days, is clear. This is, for example, the complaint of taxi driver Jorge Carlos. “There will have to be a fight by the President of the Republic to see if he can lower the fuel price, which is absurd,” he said. Officer Rafael Correa says the impasse has stretched too far. “The fuel problem has been going on for some time. Until the government holds back the exchange rate variation, we will suffer at the fuel pump. ”

Thinking of popular dissatisfaction, the president Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree that obliges gas stations to inform the composition of the amount charged for fuel at the pump. According to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, the objective is for consumers to “have more clarity on the elements that result in the final price”. In a note, the government informed that the measure, published in the official daily of this Tuesday, 23, “will give notion on the real reason in the price variation and obliges the posts to have information on the discounts linked to the use of loyalty applications” . Since the beginning of the year, gasoline has increased four times and diesel three times, being 34.78% and 27.72% more expensive.

* With reporter information Fernando Martins

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