The price of gasoline was stable this week and interrupted a sequence of ten consecutive increases, according to data released on Friday (10) by the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).
According to the survey, the average value of gasoline per liter remained at $ 4,558.
Already the price of diesel had a slight increase of 0.11% in the week, to $ 3,783 per liter on average. The price of ethanol also rose during the survey period. The advance was 0.35%, to $ 3,185 per liter.
The values are an average calculated by the ANP with data collected at stations in various cities across the country. Prices, therefore, vary by region.
Fuel prices at gas stations
Evolution of the value per liter, in the national average
The week was marked by volatile oil prices – which could contaminate fuel prices in Brazil – after a US attack killed the head of a special unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, and increased tension. between the two countries.
The price of a barrel of oil rose to the level of $ 70 on Monday (6). But over the week, it gave way as the tension between the two countries eased.
This Friday, Brent crude retreated to below $ 65 a barrel and registered its first weekly drop since late November.
Oil price evolution
Brent average barrel value, in US $
Source: Consulting Trends and Reuters
The Brazilian government has been monitoring the behavior of oil prices and a consequent impact on fuel prices. One of the measures under study by the economic team is the creation of a fund to compensate for changes in oil prices.
Minister of Mines and Energy: 'Government wants mechanism against oil increase'