Average prices for gasoline and diesel at Brazilian gas stations ended the week on the rise, marking the tenth consecutive weekly increase, according to data from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) released on Friday (31). Ethanol fell slightly.
1 of 1 Gas station pumps in the south of São Paulo – Photo: Marcelo Brandt / G1
Gas station pumps in the south of São Paulo – Photo: Marcelo Brandt / G1
The increase in the values practiced at the pumps has accompanied a series of increases practiced by Petrobras in refineries since mid-April, although the state-owned company announced for this Friday the first reduction in the period, with a 4% cut in gasoline.
The average cost to the final consumer of diesel, the most used fuel in Brazil, ended the week at R $ 3.322 per liter, with an increase of 1.28% in the period, according to the figures of the (ANP).
Gasoline was sold on average for R $ 4.203 per liter at the gas stations, with a weekly advance of 0.67%, according to the agency.
As a result, the value of diesel at pumps now accumulates a 12% drop compared to the first week of the year, while gasoline has shrunk by 7.8% since then.
Fuel prices at gas stations
Evolution of the value per liter, in the national average
The movement of final prices is compared to an accumulated drop of about 13.7% for gasoline and 25% for diesel at Petrobras refineries throughout 2020.
The transfer of readjustments at the refineries to the service stations is neither automatic nor mandatory and depends on a series of factors, such as the distribution and resale margin, taxes and mandatory addition of biodiesel.
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Hydrated ethanol, which competes with gasoline at the pumps, ended the week sold on average for R $ 2,741 per liter, down 0.18% from the previous week.
Year-to-date, ethanol prices at gas stations are down 13.6%, according to ANP data.