Gasoline prices reached 30 UAH/liter in the second half of the year – expert

In Ukraine, gasoline will rise in price up to 30 hryvnia per liter in the second half of the year. About it “Segodnia” said co-chair of the energy strategies Foundation Dmytro Marunych.

“Three factors: rising oil prices, falling national currency and the increase in excise duty will affect the cost of gasoline further. Large network of gas stations the prices. Probably during February will continue to rise in price gasoline and diesel fuel, but not as fast as in January, all the more reason to strengthen the hryvnia is not visible. In the second half of the year prices will grow even more and can reach a nasty level 30 hryvnia per liter of A-95, diesel fuel is a bit cheaper”, – said Marunych.

According to the Deputy Director of the scientific-technical center “Psyche” Gennady Ryabtseva, if oil prices rise by 1%, the cost of gasoline will grow by 10 kopecks per liter.

According to the forecasts of the rating Agency, S&P Global Ratings, in 2017 the average annual cost of Brent crude oil could reach $ 45 per barrel, and in 2018 to rise to $ 50.