K the urs of crude oil went down, I hope the trend will be maintained, even if we see a little price reduction at gas stations. Especially on gasoline, Svetoslav Benchev from the Bulgarian Oil and Gas Association expressed hope on the air of NOVA news.
During the winter season, we will see how the quotations will move. If nothing extraordinary happens and the refinery works, the conflict in the Middle East does not escalate, we will meet the Christmas holidays with prices similar to the current ones. There are a lot of “ifs” in the whole equation, Benchev said.
“The end of the derogation cannot be abrupt. So the business can readjust and find its new sources of oil. The refinery can work with Russian oil, but there must be a source. We must look for one in the Black Sea,” he believes. .
“I am skeptical when the state appoints someone to a private enterprise. Having a special representative take over the management of the refinery is not a very good idea. The state is not a good steward.
The stocks we keep we cannot use for anything. This is a legal decision, so the price is higher. The refinery has 10 days supply after which it must shut down if there is no supply. From here on, it is very difficult to let go. A product pipeline and an oil pipeline from Alexandroupolis is the solution. This will not happen in days, the process should have started with the granting of the derogation,” Benchev commented.