The government is examining a voucher or refund system in Spain as oil companies continue to raise fuel prices
Many experts have argued that this scheme would be impossible to implement, but the Ministry is looking at measures such as fuel vouchers that would be redeemed at the till, or retrospective refunds, to ensure that cheap fuel continues to be available to those who most need it.
Any decision will be heavily dependent on the National Markets and Competition Committee’s analysis on fuel prices closer to the time, but today, petrol is three cents a litre more than at the beginning of April, while each litre of diesel is six cents more expensive.
In the meantime, the Spanish government has reiterated its warning that the general fuel discount will be scrapped at the beginning of July if the big oil companies continue upping their prices to “absorb” the costs.
“We all have to do our bit,” Nadia Calviño, the Minister of Economic Affairs concluded.
Source: Murcia Today