international magazine
02 / 2006


The clashes on capital's fuel market
«Educational measures» with the federal surcharges



There is, finally, a light in the end of the tunnel in protracted battle between Moscow authorities and the local owners of gasoline stations. The Prosecutor's office voided decisions of Moscow government on tightening the quality of motor fuel sold in Moscow. And yet, though more than a fortnight passed since the prosecutor had stamped the paper, the decision is still in force. Also, Moscow authorities are unable to ensure much-desired sustainable fuel supply to the capital. The key reason — lack of demand, which thwarts all efforts aimed at upgrading the refining segment.