This Thursday (01) the Petrobras announced the reduction of gasoline prices for distributors.
The new prices will be valid as of tomorrow (02) from BRL 3.53 to BRL 3.58 per litera reduction of R$ 0.25 per liter.
The company informs that the portion that it is responsible for in the direct price to the consumer will go from R$ 2.57 to R$ 2.39 for each liter sold at the pump.
Also according to the company, “the reduction follows the evolution of reference prices and is consistent with Petrobras’ pricing practices.”
The statement ends by talking about price transparency and better understanding of society.
Shortly after Petrobras’ announcement about the reduction in the price of gasoline, internet users soon went up to hashtag Squid Effect attributing the reduction to the fact that the former president and candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) have grown in polls of voting intentions.
Some personalities see it as Bolsonaro’s despair due to the proximity of the elections:
The president himself and candidate for reelection Jair Bolsonaro (PL) also posted on its Twitter account the announcement of the price reduction: