Senator Jean Paul Prates (PT-RN), one of the coordinators of the transition government’s technical group for Mines and Energy, defended this Thursday (24) the creation of a mechanism that serves as a “cushioning cushion” for fluctuations of fuel prices.
The parliamentarian also said that the technical group will have a meeting with the board of Petrobras this Friday (25th) and that it will be asked that the company’s strategic processes, such as the sale of assets, be suspended during the current government. A similar request has already been made to the current Minister of Mines and Energy, Adolfo Sachsida.
The current minister stated that processes considered strategic would not be initiated at the end of the Jair Bolsonaro administration.
Jean Paul Prates is responsible for dealing with oil, gas and fuel issues in the Mines and Energy technical group. Upon arriving for meetings this Thursday (24) at the Centro Cultura Banco do Brasil, headquarters of the transitional government, the senator was asked about changes in Petrobras’ fuel price policy.
Prates ruled out any more significant intervention in prices, citing the freeze as an example. He also said that Petrobras’ pricing policy should not be confused with that of the federal government, which should be strategic for the country.
“We’re going to try to work towards it [redução dos preços dos combustíveis]