15:34 / 23.05.2022.

Author: Domagoj Ferenčić

Plenković says government will intervene again if gas prices continue to rise

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Foto: Patrik Macek / PIXSELL

Croatia, as with other western economies, has seen rampant price hikes for fuels in recent months. The surge in fuel prices has hit the pocketbooks of the average citizen hard, and this in spite of government intervention into the market.

Another round of price hikes for gasoline is expected at gas stations as of midnight. According to as yet unconfirmed reports, a liter of gasoline should jump by 46 Lipa per liter, putting the new price of Eurosuper 95 at 13 Kuna and 83 Lipa per liter. The price of diesel however, will drop slightly, down by 10 Lipa, meaning that one liter of diesel will cost drivers 12 Kuna and 92 Lipa. Agricultural diesel will dip by 11 Lipa, down to 9 Kuna and 3 Lipa per liter.

The fear for most citizens now is that a continuation of price hikes for oil derivatives will roll over into increased prices for basic food goods and other day-to-day needs. The new prices and overall recent spike in energy prices was commented on by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković today: “We are approaching our date of reference, I think at the beginning of June, regarding a decision on prices for oil derivatives. We will examine in detail what we can do. Whatever options are on the table, and we always have options, we will continue to take steps in order to mitigate the impact on the living standard of our citizens. Government is analyzing the situation, when we are ready and when the situation calls for it, we will intervene in the market once again.”

Source: HRT

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