In Sicily, the price of gasoline has exceeded two euros per liter. At the Caracoli petrol station in Termini Imerese, the cost of fuel has gone beyond the threshold, while in the city it is between 1.64 and 1.67 euros per liter.
The recent hikes are due to the surge in oil prices which have experienced a sharp rise in recent weeks, but not only. “There is a problem of ‘royalties’, that is the rights that motorway concessionaires charge to the service station managers – explains Luciano Parisi, regional coordinator of AssoPetroli -. The managers, who participate in a tender, are forced to increase the price to the pump to ensure that margin of economic sustainability and to maintain the motorway service “.
In reality, with the liberalization of the market, the consequent ‘war’ of prices between oil companies and the economic crisis, which has tightened the links in all families, motorists have understood that refueling on the motorway, for some time, is not for nothing convenient. “Sales volumes on the motorway dropped by 60% – Parisi adds -. Oil companies recommend the price per liter of gasoline and diesel fuel every day, which have almost aligned, but for motorway fuel stations the costs have become increasingly unsustainable. The prices at the pump on the motorway discourage anyone, with the consequent collapse of the liters supplied and the managers are also forced to lay off. The sector has now turned on itself “, he concludes.
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