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Expensive fuel: Rome public prosecutor opens investigation

After the words of Roberto Cingolani, the Public Prosecutor of Rome has opened an investigation against unknown persons about the expensive fuel and energy.

The Rome Public Prosecutor’s Office opens an investigation against unknown persons, without suspects or hypotheses of crime, after the words uttered a few days ago by the Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani , about expensive fuel and energy, defining everything as a “colossal scam at the expense of businesses and citizens “ . From the Prosecutor’s office they let it be known that “the investigation is aimed at verifying the reasons for this increase and identifying any responsible persons” , but the increases do not stop.

Conftrasporto ‘s number one, Paolo Uggé, cuts short: “Diesel prices are out of control” . According to the calculations of Quotidiano Energia , the “national average” of diesel “slightly exceeds petrol, positioning itself above 2.3 euro / l in served mode and over 2.2 euro in self-service mode. Also LPG and CNG cars are on the rise “ . The average price of diesel fuel rises to 2,220 euros / liter for self-service and 2,333 euros / liter for served, while that of gasoline rises to 2,217 and 2,323 euros / liter respectively.

Assopetroli-Assoenergia itself urges to “guarantee the fairness of prices / increases” and to “promptly crush” any speculative conduct. “Without further interventions there is a risk of increases for the service sector by over 160% and for the expensive fuel 21 billion of extra costs for road transport alone” is the alarm launched by Confcommercio, which asks the executive for further measures up to to the “recourse to the budget variance in order to make more public debt to be reserved for “adequate relief” and to reduce “VAT and excise duties” .

Fassina’s appeal

The investigation by the Rome prosecutor will refer to the entire supply chain . According to economist and deputy Stefano Fassina “it is urgent to introduce administered prices, as an alternative to ‘pay as you clean’ auctions, for gas. Only in this way can the chain of speculation, devastating for businesses and families, be blocked. Reducing excise duties and VAT to final consumption would fuel immoral extra profits that are difficult to tax and would unload unsustainable burdens on the public debt ” .