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Petrobras to raise gasoline and cooking gas prices because of inflation concerns

October 11/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras announced it will raise gasoline and cooking gas prices at the refinery starting on Saturday, at a time when high energy prices have been weighing on inflation, said Reuters.

According to Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, gasoline prices will rise to 2.98 reais (USD0.5411) per liter from 2.78 reais, while cooking gas will go up to 3.86 reais per kg from 3.60 reais.

Petrobras said this marks the first adjustment to gasoline prices in 58 days and the first one for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in 95 days.

It added that the pricing changes come on the back of higher international oil prices and a stronger U.S. dollar.

Brazils consumer prices rose in September at the fastest pace for the month since 1994, with rising fuel and electricity prices largely to blame.

We also remind that Braskem is no longer pursuing a petrochemical project, which would have included an ethane cracker, in West Virginia. And the company is seeking to sell the land that would have housed the cracker. The project, announced in 2013, had been on Braskem's back burner for several years.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,396,960 tonnes in January-July 2021, up by 7% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 841,990 tonnes in the first seven months of 2021, up by 29% year on year. Supply of propylene homopolymers (homopolymer PP) and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) subsided.

Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Petrobras is an integrated energy firm. Petrobras' activities include exploration, exploitation and production of oil from reservoir wells, shale and other rocks as well as refining, processing, trade and transport of oil and oil products, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons, in addition to other energy-related activities.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Petrobras.
Category:General News
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