On Monday, the 15th, through his social networks, the president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) announced that Brazil will have “one of the cheapest gasoline in the world” very “soon”.
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The representative’s speech follows on from the latest announcement made by Petrobras, which once again reduced the price of gasoline at its refineries.
“Starting tomorrow, 08/16, Petrobras will reduce the average sale price of gasoline to distributors by R$ 0.18, from R$ 3.71 to R$ 3.53 per liter. It is the third reduction announced in recent weeks. Soon we will have one of the cheapest “gasoline” in the world”, declared Bolsonaro in a post on Twitter.
Reducing fuel prices has been one of the president’s bets, who is seeking re-election this year.
Petrobras announced a further reduction in the price of gasoline 18 days after the last drop, when the price of a liter of the product sent to distributors fell by R$0.15.
In this third reduction in less than a month, the liter of the product dropped by R$ 0.18 or 4.85%. The marketing value of the product then goes from R$3.71 to R$3.53.
Petrobras explained the reason for the drop, claiming that it is based on the evolution of reference prices, that is, according to international market quotations.