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The Portuguese vouch for cars on the eve of record fuel price increases - Economy

The Portuguese vouch for cars on the eve of record fuel price increases – Economy

As of Monday, the price of a liter of diesel will rise by about 11.5 cents, while a liter of gasoline is supposed to cost another seven cents, in the biggest rise in the past six weeks.

Around lunchtime, at a low-cost gas station in Alfragide, the queues already had a dozen cars, but the waiting times, as a rule, were cut back.

“This is a small shame every week. They are waging war with the people here […]. It makes me nervous every day, and I’m on the verge of getting sick. Luis Lopez, 81, said in Lusa’s remarks, at that gas station, that the Portuguese are paying a bill they shouldn’t.

For Luis Lopez, those who benefit from these hikes are the sector’s “lords” and “the government should take care of this.”

Maria de Jesus Almeida, in turn, took the opportunity to fill up the car before the new boarding and, despite the queues, made sure that the waiting time was no more than 10 minutes.

None of this is justified and it does exist at all levels. He pointed out that it is a mafia under the pretext of war, but nothing justifies this speculation, noting that “giving more money to taxpayers” can be an immediate help, but not a solution to the problem, because people will not be spared. on him.

As mentioned, the value of support is also “not important” and “everything has to go through education. People should learn how to manage what they have and not manage what they don’t”.

Despite the increases, Maria de Jesus Almeida said she continues to use the car every day and fill up the same amount of fuel, because she needs the car to go to work.

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Carlos Oliveira is a regular customer of this gas station, traveling at least twice a day to fill TVDE (single and paid passenger transport in unmarked vehicles, from an electronic platform).

And this professional recalled the example of Spain, emphasizing that he does not understand the constant rise in fuel prices.

In terms of CEO assistance, Carlos Oliveira thinks they won’t make a difference, “although there are a lot of people waiting for €125 to enrich themselves a bit”, which he considers an “illusion”.

The driver also lamented waiting times, especially for those who will be filling up the LPG, saying that although their personal vehicle would need to be filled, they would not travel again, “to save a few cents”.

Maria João Santos left this position, filling the car, and in turn warned that “everyone who works in the fields of accounts, finance and mathematics knows that what they offer now is [referindo-se aos apoios do Estado]It will be taken later.”

Although it is believed that increases, in general, will continue to register in the coming weeks, Maria Joao Santos does not expect any boost in support.

He concluded by saying, “Stay here, they will not give you anything else and what you give now, you will take later.”

Along the same lines, Antonio Fernandez decided to fill in the fill before the new increase, realizing that although he knew he wouldn’t “recover anything”, that was “Old Portuguese saying”.

This customer, who claims to rely on the car to walk with his grandchildren, was about to leave the gas station without refueling, due to the queues, but said the waiting time was short.

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Regarding possible solutions to these increases, he said he was not in the matter, but asked the executive to “govern” and “do something else”, as in Spain, where there is an immediate discount.

“Apparently, we are out of control here. There could be [outra solução]Noting that even at the level of indirect taxes.

On October 5, the OPEC + alliance, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, decided in Vienna to reduce its production by two million barrels per day, which represented the largest reduction since the pandemic.

This was stated by Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia at the conclusion of a conference held by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the ten producing countries of its allies, including Russia, Mexico and Kazakhstan.

In Portugal, the ISP’s discount equivalent to the 13% reduction in the VAT rate remains in effect until the end of the year, within the scope of the government’s aid package for families due to the price increase. In addition, the carbon tax update will remain pending until the end of the year.

From the end of this month, the Portuguese will also receive new support as part of a package of measures to reduce the impact of inflation. Among the measures offered, a payment of 125 euros to workers with a total income of up to 2,700 euros per month.

Pensioners earning less than 5,318 euros per month will receive half of the pension.