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The Liaison Table asked the Government for a solution to the diesel crisis and prepares protests on the routes: “There is anguish and desperation”

The leaders of the Liaison Table. (Gustavo Gavotti)

Claims continue to be added to the Government to solve the lack of diesel that already affects 19 provinces of the country and impacts both productive activities and logistics for the transfer of food to the internal market.

In this regard, the presidents of the four entities that make up the Liaison Table warned the officials about the problems generated by the scarce or null supply of fuel, in addition to the surcharges that producers, rural contractors and carriers must pay. In a statement, the leaders stated that “No one is responsible for this situation, and in the face of this we hear a long chain of justifications and explanations from public officials who ensure the existence of financial resources for prompt regularization. The days go by and none of this happens, on the contrary, it gets worse.”

On the other hand, as anticipated Infobae During the last weekend, in addition to taking steps with the national and provincial authorities to resolve the problem, the Liaison Table decided to initiate a process of protest actions. In the first place, on the 29th of this month, in the Federal Capital, a working day will be convened for the productive sectors, but also commercial, transport and industrial, not only related to agriculture, but also to livestock and regional economies. . The objective is to reflect on the problems of the sector, and prepare a document.

Freight transport is one of the sectors affected by the lack of diesel.
Freight transport is one of the sectors affected by the lack of diesel.

In second place, In the first days of next month, a series of demonstrations will be held on different routes in the country. where said document will be delivered to make the population aware of the moment that the field and the agribusiness are going through. ” The extensive, agricultural, productive, federal Argentina, the one that sows and harvests, the one that works and exports, the one that loads thousands and thousands of trucks, today finds itself in a situation of anguish and desperation. The sector consumes 3.8 million m3, 28% of the national demand that represents more than 3,500 million dollars a year, with peaks in consumption in two periods: April to June and October to December,” says the press release. presidents of the entities of the field.

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What is the government looking at?

To deal with the diesel crisis, The Government is considering temporarily increasing the cut of biodiesel with diesel. The measure that could be applied is for the months of July and August, with the mix that would go from the current 5% to 15%. Last week during the meeting of officials from the Ministry of Energy with cargo carriers, it was confirmed that a measure of these characteristics was being studied, but so far there are not too many details.

Faced with this possibility, today the members of the Argentine Chamber of Biofuels (CARBIO), highlighted “the positive of the measure, as well as the fact that the companies in charge of carrying out the mandatory mixtures acquire this additional biodiesel, agreeing in such case the price and supply of the products with any of the biodiesel producing companies registered in Argentina, in order to ensure the supply in the best possible conditions of quality and price for the consumer”.

Lastly, deputies from Córdoba Federal yesterday presented a bill to raise the mixture of biodiesel in diesel oil to 20%, through the modification of article 8 of Law No. 27,640. One of the bill’s signatories, Deputy Alejandro “Topo” Rodriguez, he recalled that “last year when the Front for All tried to impose a new Biofuels law, lowering the percentages of blending biodiesel and bioethanol, we publicly warned that it was a huge mistake. We propose that this new law would go against productive federalism, work, value addition and care for the environment. A year later, it is shown that Argentina was wrong. It’s time to correct; without delay. Urgent”.

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