National Consumer Service (Sernac): More than 60% of gas stations did not lower prices this past Thursday

The lowest prices were reported in the Metropolitan Region, while the highest prices were registered in the 6th Region.

07 de Marzo de 2008 | 14:27 | El Mercurio Online

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SANTIAGO. -  According to a study conducted by the National Consumer Service (Sernac), more than 60% of gas stations did not lower prices this past Thursday.


The report comes after an announcement made by Enup indicating a 4 peso- per- liter reduction on the three types of gasoline, while diesel fuel and domestic kerosene were expected to drop by 2 and 3 pesos respectively.


The price survey (performed using a sample group of gas stations in the Metropolitan Area and regional capitals of the country) showed that 64.2% of service stations selling 93 and 95-octane gasoline, as well as 62.3% of those selling 97-octane gasoline, had still not lowered their prices at the time of the survey.


Meanwhile, 25.4% of service stations selling 93 and 95-octane gasoline, as well as 30.2% of those selling 97-octane gasoline had lowered the prices by an average of $3.7, $3.9 and 4.9 pesos, respectively.

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