Bolsonaro government ignored project that would reduce gasoline price

Before demanding the resignation of the president at Petrobras because of fuel increases, the Bolsonaro government ignored a bill in the Chamber that promised to reduce the price of a liter of gasoline by 10 to 15 cents. The proposal was rejected without difficulties on the 8th by the House’s Economic Development, Industry, Commerce and Services Commission.

The bill, which would allow the use of self-service pumps at gas stations, was presented in April 2019 by deputy Vinicius Poit, from Novo de São Paulo, and six other party colleagues. The model without attendants has been operating in the United States since the 1950s.

The industry estimated that the measure would bring a discount of 10 to 15 cents per liter of gasoline. Dieese pointed out that the discount would be 12 cents per litre.

The commission quickly approved the text of the rapporteur, deputy Augusto Coutinho, from Solidarity of Pernambuco, who was against the project. Coutinho estimated that self-service would bring 250,000 more jobs to the country and rejected the text. Seven deputies addressed the committee. None in favor of the Novo proposal.

This Monday (20/6), the president of Petrobras, José Mauro Ferreira Coelho, resigned, after strong pressure from the government, which is trying to stop the fuel readjustments. Jair Bolsonaro threatened to ask for a CPI to investigate the executives of the state-owned company. The president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira, publicly demanded the resignation of Coelho.

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