11 Oct 2023 15:15

Putin: Govt must act proactively, warning of crises on the internal fuel market, and companies must give them priority

MOSCOW. Oct 11 (Interfax) - The government must take preventive actions to prevent crises in the Russian fuel market, President Vladimir Putin said at Russian Energy Week.

"A key condition for the confident long-term development of the energy market is the stability of prices for electricity, raw materials, and fuel. As you know, in recent months we have been faced with a jump in gasoline and diesel fuel prices. The government has made a number of decisions to bring the situation back under control," he said.

"I would like to once again draw the attention of our leading energy companies to the fact that fuel supplies to domestic consumers should be a priority. In turn, I ask the government to act more quickly, to take preventive measures before the situation becomes acute," Putin emphasized.