Weekly Review of Events in Slovenia from August 31 to September 6

Ljubljana, 6 September - The government raised purchase gasoline prices by ten to eleven percent at its session on Thursday. The increase equals the rise of U.S. dollar since March when gasoline prices were last raised. At the same time, the sales tax rate was down a bit so that a liter of unleaded 95-octane fuel will cost SIT 94.80 (up 3.85 percent), 86-octane gasoline SIT 87.40 per liter (up 3.80 percent), 98-octane gasoline SIT 102.50 per liter (up 3.85 percent), and 91-octane gasoline SIT 88.40 (up 4.50 percent). Diesel and fuel prices will remain unchanged as will merchants' margins. The government also refused oil companies' demands to exclude liquified oil gas and fuel oil from government-controlled prices.

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