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China to raise retail fuel prices

http://www.chemnet.com   May 12,2016 Platts
China to raise retail fuel prices
China will raise retail oil prices from Thursday to adapt to warming global markets, the country's top economic planner announced Wednesday.

The prices of gasoline and diesel will rise by 120 yuan (18.46 U.S. dollars) and 115 yuan per tonne, respectively, according to a statement from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

This is the second straight rise this year due to a mild recovery in international crude prices.

Under the current mechanism, China adjusts domestic prices of refined oil products when crude prices translate into a change of more than 50 yuan per tonne for gasoline and diesel for a period of 10 working days, except when international prices go below 40 U.S. dollars or above 130 U.S. dollars a barrel.

The NDRC said it will closely monitor the effects of the pricing mechanism and improve the method in response to changes in the global markets.
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