Bošković: The export of fuel from Serbia is prohibited, we are now trying to replace it from other countries
At gas stations in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the slight decline in the prices of oil derivatives continued.
According to today’s data from the Federal Ministry of Trade (FMT), the range of retail prices for Premium unleaded gasoline 95, BAS EN 228 – BMB 95 is from 3.06 to 3.56 KM/liter, and for Diesel BAS EN 590 (10 ppm) from 3 .26 to 3.66 KM/liter.
Milenko Bošković, president of the FBiH oilmen’s association, commented on whether this trend will continue.
– It is impossible to predict what the trend will be, but you can see that prices have fallen recently. We have a drop of 10 to 15 percent. If we see that the highest price was 3.76, now we have prices of 3.41 or 3.36, it depends how and where. We can only know the trend for tomorrow when the stock market closes tonight. However, it is only for tomorrow, for some future period, it is difficult for anyone to forecast that, said Bošković for Raport.ba.
However, he believes that the situation is still worrisome because the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina pay the most expensive fuel prices in the region.
– Because there were no interventions. Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia are cheaper, and even Austria. Why is fuel more expensive than in all countries? Because there were no interventions, apart from margin restrictions. No one can know what the trend will be. We are fighting to ensure quality procurement, so that we don’t have downtime. The export of fuel from Serbia is prohibited, we are now trying to replace it from other countries. We try, the fuel tank costs twice as much as it used to cost. Traders are not an address, politics is an address for questions about why fuel is more expensive in Bosnia and Herzegovina than in the region. I know that our citizens refuel in neighboring countries, points out Bošković.
Could this drop in fuel prices affect the drop in prices of other items, primarily food?
– When the price of fuel went up, everyone increased the prices of basic foodstuffs by some 50 percent, and some up to 100 percent. Everyone made the excuse that the reason was the rise in fuel prices. However, now that fuel prices have fallen, I doubt that anyone has corrected prices and that anyone will correct prices, concludes Bošković in his statement to Raport.