Cooking gas and fuel prices will become more expensive from this Thursday (1st) in the state. This occurs because of the 1.5% increase in the modal rate of the Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS), approved by the Legislative Assembly of Bahia (Alba) in November last year.
According to trader Walter Nery, the price of gas should go from R$130 to R$135. “Anyone who wants to buy cheaper can go to the reseller, which saves R$10. In other words, they pay R$125, because the delivery has a cost, so the price is more expensive”, he explained.
According to the merchant, sales should fall due to the increase. “With every increase there is, sales decrease. The increase comes, going up the elevator, and sales coming down the elevator in the same way,” he said.
The president of the Union of Gas Resellers of the State of Bahia, Roberto Souza, said that he received the news of the ICMS increase with perplexity. “Another adjustment, this time to the ICMS, which has a huge impact on the consumer. It weighs on the consumer’s pocket once again,” he said.
Also according to Souza, the adjustment announced by Acelen, the company that manages the Mataripe Refinery, last month, also had an impact on the increase in the value of cooking gas. “The biggest impact was from the ICMS, but Acelen also had an adjustment, although not very large”, he emphasized.
At the time, Acelen reported that the prices of products from the Mataripe Refinery follow market criteria that take into account variables such as the cost of oil, which is purchased at international prices; the dollar rate and shipping, which may vary up or down. Still in the note, the company highlighted that it has a transparent pricing policy, supported by technical criteria, in line with international market practices. G1
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