The Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) clarified that the change in the fuel matrix in all service stations in the country, which will only sell premium and regular quality, will take place definitively as of August, and not July as some media reported.
Through a press release, Minem explained that Supreme Decree 014-2021, issued during the government of former President Francisco Sagasti, provides for the use and marketing, starting in July of this year, of these two types of fuels.
However, Supreme Decree 002-2022, issued in March of this year, establishes that producers, importers, terminals and wholesale distributors will have an additional 30 days to comply with the aforementioned standard.
“That is, the taps will only sell two types of fuel, regular and premium, as of August 30, 2022,” said the PCM.
In the same way, he reiterated that the regions of Loreto, Amazonas, San Martín and Madre de Dios will continue to sell 84-liter gasoline until June 30, 2023.
Earlier, the former director of the General Directorate of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Erick García Portugal, stated that the law, far from making the fuel market more expensive, seeks to optimize the chain and reduce costs for the final consumer, as is the case in other countries of the world.
“What begins on July 1 is the implementation process (…) in these first two months, what Osinergmin will have to do is follow-up, since the companies have already invested in changing the typology,” he referred in dialogue with Canal N .
“This initiative was not only approved by Minem, but also by MEF and Minam,” he added.