The strike of methane distributors arrives

The news was in the air for a few days and is now confirmed: 4, 5 and 6 May 2022 there will be strike of natural gas (methane) distribution services, as aired on 8 April during a press conference.

Strike called by Assogasmetano, Assopetroli-Assoenergia and Federmetano as a protest against the Government, from which no answers have yet been received regarding the requests of the associations on pricing policy.

In fact, in recent months the Executive was asked to reduce the VAT on natural gas for automotive use, from 22% to 5%, as is already the case for industrial and civil uses.

As pointed out by the associations, in fact, “Since last October the methane sector for motor vehicles has asked the Government for an intervention aimed at guaranteeing, as has already happened for other fuels, a reduction in the consumer price. cost of natural gaswhich for months has hit the sector and which has worsened after the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, has made the situation unsustainable for professionals and users “.

Safeguard consumers

The strike also comes in the face of the surge of methane priceswhich has gone from less than one euro to the current 2.056 euro per liter due to the much higher costs than oil (a phenomenon that has never occurred before), ending up negatively affecting the pockets of those who use it as fuel for their cars.

“The methane supply chain for motor vehicles has, in fact, about 20,000 employees in our country, over 1,500 points of sale, 1,100,000 low-medium income families, road hauliers and local public transport companies that have chosen methane for their mobility – motivated by the cost-effectiveness and ecological advantages of natural gas – and a good 30% of biomethane already distributed on the network for automotive use “reads the press release published by the associations.

Methane strike, where and when

As mentioned, the strike of the methane distributors is foreseen from 4 to 6 May throughout the country, with respect, however, to the daily guarantee range between 7.00 and 9.00 in the morning.

Source: Italia – News by

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