Prices for petroleum goods could increase on Moldovan market within a month
Petroleum importers of Moldova will not increase the prices for petroleum goods this month, despite the fact that on Monday, 17 April, the price for a barrel on the stock NYMEX from New York of increased up to 70 dollars. Then chairman of the Union of Petroleum Goods Importers Importcompetrol, Valentin Bodisteanu noted that importers from Moldova have enough stocks for a month and at the same time could preserve the present prices. If the world prices do not increase in this period, importers will address to the Government for identifying the possibilities to maintain current prices, if not they will be forced to operate new increases, which, compared to increase of the price of petroleum barrel, could represent a 10-15% raise. Current stocks of importers were made when the price for a barrel was between 57-65 dollars. Russian press reports that increase of petroleum barrel is due to military actions of USA in Iran, of increased demand of petroleum goods on the beginning of the summer season, as well as the of World Bank’s report on increases of global economy.