20:34 / 14.10.2021.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Government caps fuel prices in Croatia

Fuel prices

Fuel prices

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The government stepped in on Thursday to put a limit on the price of gasoline and diesel fuel sold in Croatia after a recent surge on global markets. 

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced the government had passed a decision whereby the retail price of a litre of gasoline would be limited to 11.10 kuna; while diesel fuel would be capped at 11 kuna.

"We will continue to analyze the situation on both the global and regional fuel markets, and we will intervene again if necessary," he said.

Plenković said at Thursday's cabinet meeting that limiting the price of fuel was a move to "protect consumers."

The ceiling now set by the government will largely move retail prices back to last week's levels.

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Tomislav Ćorić, added that "the retail price of petroleum products does not allow for the addition of other fees or expenses which are not included in this directive or other regulations."

The minister explained that retail prices would remain fixed for a period of 30 days.

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