Bolsonaro talks about reviewing Petrobras pricing policy

When asked if the government had already launched a study to change this Petrobras policy, Bolsonaro cited only the Federal Supreme Court (STF) action on the ICMS calculation. Photo: Alan Santos / RP

President Jair Bolsonaro spoke again of Petrobras on Tuesday (24), during an interview with Portal Correio, in Paraíba. During the conversation, he said he had no control over the company, but was looking to revisit the state-owned international price parity.

“It’s also a company over which I have no control, it has its equipment. She seeks profit. We have had a serious problem in the past, in addition to corruption, the issue of parity with the international price. We are looking to look at this issue, ”Bolsonaro said. “Everyone is critical of the government. Now Petrobras himself. It delivers petrol at R $ 2.30 per liter. How do you get to R $ 7 at the end of the line? It’s a topic that I always try to debate with society to show where the problem lies. People demand a solution from me, but the solution comes from other organizations, not just from me, ”he said.

When asked if the government had already launched a study to change this Petrobras policy, Bolsonaro cited only the Federal Supreme Court (STF) action on the ICMS calculation. “We have a trial in the Supreme Court, it will already take four months, we regret that it has taken so long, we want to regulate a provision of a constitutional amendment of 2001, to define the value of the ICMS. The ICMS is currently levied on the final price of the pump. This is wrong, ”said the president.

Yesterday, the president of Petrobras, Joaquim Silva e Luna, participated in a hearing at the Senate Economic Affairs Committee (CAE) and discussed the proposal to create a fuel price stabilization fund, specifying that it is This is a “public order” decision and that the dividends paid by the company to the federal government “can go a long way toward that decision.”

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