Octavio Romero Oropeza, director of Pemex, has made an announcement that could generate suspicions on the day of the 'Holy Innocents': the manager ruled out that there will be an increase in fuel prices in January. But unlike all the fake news that is already viralized on social networks, the announcement that there will be no 'petrol' in 2022 is true.
"These rumors that there will be 'gasoline' in January, no, because fortunately we have support from the federal government," said Romero Oropeza, during the morning conference.
Although crude oil prices rose during the third quarter of 2021, driven by higher demand, restricted production by OPEC and OPEC +, and weather-related supply disruptions; Romero Oropeza said that the government will reduce the tax burden on Pemex in order to maintain fuel prices.
Romero Oropeza assures that Pemex was the oil company with the highest tax burden in the world, so reducing it will help prevent an increase in fuel prices. "With this we will be able to ensure that prices do not rise above, in real terms," he explained.
The manager pledged that fuel prices will remain below inflation not only in the first month of the year but for the remainder of the six-year term.