Gas dealers to strike against increases

Gas dealers in the state of São Paulo promised to start a shutdown to protest against the sequence of increases made by Petrobras in the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as cooking gas. The mobilization will begin on February 1st.

It is not yet known whether the protest of the companies will happen with the closing of the doors, or if they will park trucks at the entrances of distributors to prevent the supply of gas. However, the movement, organized by SP Gás and the Association of Dealers of the State of São Paulo (Apregás), has already been confirmed by the workers. Dealers from Bahia, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio de Janeiro also study joining the protest.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, the price of LPG for dealers has risen 49%. We had to reduce our margins because the consumer is unable to assimilate these adjustments", said Adhemar Neto, vice president of Apregás, and continued: "As a person who earns R $ 1,200, or who is depending on emergency aid to live, will pay almost R $ 100 in a canister? Petrobras needs to rethink its positioning and act to help the population."

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