The cooking gas sold in the Federal District (DF) will undergo a new readjustment, on average of 7%, from next September 1st. The announcement was made by the Union of LPG Transport Companies and Dealers of the Federal District (Sindvargas-DF) on Thursday (26).
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“Our associates and those represented are receiving notice of yet another readjustment in cooking gas, an increase will be an average of 7% and will come into force at 0:00 on 09/01 (Tuesday)”, informed the entity, in a statement.
The union highlighted that the increase, this time, was carried out by the gas distributors and bottlers, to pass on the increase in costs with the readjustment of workers’ wages, determined in labor conventions.
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According to the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), the average price for the sale of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as cooking gas is called, is R$ 85 the price of a 13 kg cylinder . The most recent survey taken between the 15th and 21st of August. The last adjustment, of 5.9%, was granted in June. It’s the seventh increase of the year.
Like other fuels, gas is heavily influenced by the dollar, which is at a very high level compared to previous years.
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To Brazil in fact, the vice-president of Sindvargas, Sérgio Costa, stated that the average price of the cylinder in the DF, before this new increase, varied, on average, between R$ 90 and R$ 100. In some areas of the Plano Piloto and in more regions away from distribution points, the price is already in the range of R$115.
Two weeks ago, Governor Ibaneis Rocha (MDB) sanctioned the bill establishing the Gas Card program. The measure provides for the payment of a benefit of R$ 100, granted every two months, to approximately 70,000 families in this situation. of social vulnerability in the DF. Registration can be done through the website of the Bank of Brasília (BRB).
Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Marcia Silva