The price of methane is “flying”. Expert: For 100 km, you will pay BGN 26 for gasoline, and for methane

The price of methane is “flying”. Expert: For 100 km, you will pay BGN 26 for gasoline, and for methane
The price of methane is “flying”. Expert: For 100 km, you will pay BGN 26 for gasoline, and for methane

Methane prices rise again. Only from the beginning of September, drivers pay about 15-20 cents more. The reason is the galloping prices of natural gas on world exchanges.

Kiril Rizov has been driving taxis for 35 years, in recent years on methane because it was the most profitable. However, he and his colleagues are already considering alternatives.

“Colleagues are already changing the bottles from methane to propane, the hours are booked for both October and November,” the taxi driver explained to Bulgaria On Air.

Only in the last 5 days, the prices of methane have risen by about 20 cents per kg, and in the following days the price increase will reach one lev.

“For the last month, the price has jumped by 37%, or the column will actually be about 80% of the final price with VAT”, explained the owner of the gas station, Dimitar Hadjiditrov.

Prices in the country vary from BGN 3.75 to BGN 7.18 per kilogram. As determined by the supplier. Drivers specify that in neighboring Serbia the price of methane is three times lower. A complete collapse of sales is reported by traders.

“Realistically, with sales at this price, if you have one unit of gasoline, you will get 3 units of methane, which makes the use of methane pointless. Thus, for 100 km of gasoline, you will pay BGN 26, for methane you will pay BGN 75.” , Dimitar Hadjiditrov calculates.

The constant increase in the price of methane makes Kiril think about whether the taxi fares should also be increased. Which it turns out, for the last year they have decreased by nearly 600 cars in Sofia.

“At the moment, the biggest problem is whether and by how much to raise the tariffs, bearing in mind that last year we raised them by 40%. Now, in order not to lose our customers, there should be an increase of between 10-20% on average”, Kiril Rizov specified.

By the end of October, each municipality must independently approve the price ceiling for taxi services, which will enter into force after 01.01.2023.


The article is in bulgaria

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