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Gasoline prices continue growing in Russia — statistics

August 18, 2016, 20:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The prices grew by 3.4%

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MOSCOW, August 18. /TASS/. Russia’s retail gasoline and diesel fuel prices increased by one kopeck on average across the country over the week from August 8 through August 14, 2016, the Russian State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said on Thursday.

The prices of gasoline have grown by 3.4% since the beginning of the year, while prices of diesel fuel have increased by 0.1%.

As of August 15, an average gasoline price amounted to 36.25 rubles ($0.57) per liter, including the price of the low-octane gasoline blend A-76 (AI-80) totaled 33.41 rubles ($0.53) per liter, the price of the most popular gasoline blend AI-92 (AI-93) stood at 35.19 rubles ($0.55) per liter, and the price of the AI-95 gasoline and other premium blends amounted to 38.27 rubles ($0.60) per liter. Moreover, an average consumer price of diesel fuel was at 35.56 rubles ($0.56) per liter.

In the period under review, the hike in gasoline prices was reported from the administrative centers of 15 Russian regions, Rosstat said, adding that the most considerable growth in the gasoline prices were registered in Salekhard (0.8%) and Sevastopol (0.7%).

In addition, the statistics service registered 0.1% decline in the prices in Tomsk, Smolensk, Tver, Petrozavodsk and Kyzyl.

In Moscow, gasoline prices remained unchanged over the week, while gasoline prices in St. Petersburg edged up by 0.1%.

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