The average price of diesel in Brazil fluctuated little throughout October at gas stations, the Edenred Ticket Log Price Index (IPTL) showed this Wednesday, as the imported product has helped to keep prices under control.
At the end of the month, regular diesel ended at 6.15 reais per liter, up 0.16% compared to the first half of October, and the S-10, the best-selling in the country, remained stable at 6.35 reais/liter.
In relation to September, there was also little change, according to the research that consolidates the price behavior of transactions at gas stations, based on refueling carried out at the 21 thousand accredited stations of Edenred Ticket Log.
“The increases in the price of diesel were not so significant, even after the 6.6% adjustment in the value of diesel passed on to refineries, valid since October 21st”, said the general director of Mobility at Edenred Brasil, Douglas Pina, citing the Petrobras adjustment.
He explained that the small variation in the price of diesel at fuel pumps is a reflection of the increase in diesel imports, “which resulted in stability in the value of the fuel”.
In regional terms, the Central-West and Northeast showed declines in the prices of both types of diesel, compared to the first half of October.
The Northeast recorded the biggest reductions, of 0.63% for regular diesel and 0.31% for S-10. The North presented the highest averages in the country, of 6.69 reais for the common and 6.71 reais for the S-10.
The South, despite selling the cheapest fuels in Brazil, recorded the most significant increases, of 0.34% for the common type and 0.33% for the S-10 type.
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