The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) and the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin) detected that a Los Olivos faucet would not deliver the exact amount of fuel they offer. After that, the entity that defends consumers indicated that they are evaluating taking legal actions.
the president of Indecopi, Julián Palacín, stated that they do not rule out “initiating lawsuits in court,” according to a statement from the institution. This with the aim of carrying “the collective defense of those consumers affected by the illegal practices of the faucets that have already been sanctioned by Osinergmin”.
The faucet that committed the alleged irregularity is located in Los Olivos and operates under the commercial name of Primax. The officials evaluated 13 hoses from the establishment, of which two that supplied gasohol with 90 octane and gasohol with 97 plus would present measurement inconsistencies. The finding was revealed on Friday, July 1, in parallel inspections carried out at three service stations.
Indecopi clarified that one of its functions is to supervise that suppliers comply with the regulation on price advertising and that the informed amount be charged to consumers. On the other hand, Osinergmin verifies that the exact amount of fuel for which it was paid is granted. Currently, faucets must report their updated prices so that they can be published in the Facilito application.
“The increase in fuel prices is affecting the entire world, but in the Peru We are going to take the corresponding measures in accordance with our powers so that the problem does not worsen,” Palacín said in a press release.
Since June, Osinergmin and Indecopi They have jointly supervised 160 taps, of which 36 are from Lima and 124 belong to different locations: Amazonas, Chimbote, Huaraz, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Huancayo, La Merced, Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Moquegua, Pasco, San Martin, Tacna, Tumbes, Ucayali and Madre de Dios.
The increase in fuel prices has worsened since the gasohols and gasolines of 84 and 90 octane were reincorporated into the selective consumption tax (ISC). In this way, 90-octane gasoline rose 13.71%, after going from S/ 16.3633 to S/ 18.6067 per gallon in the last week.