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Petrol and diesel prices, Guardia di Finanza on the ground: more than 2,800 violations recorded in 2022

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The action plan is contained in the Fiamme Gialle directive, which follows the instructions received from the Minister of Economy: to strengthen price controls with particular attention to the motorway distribution network and particularly sensitive territorial contexts.

The increase in the price of fuel, both diesel and petrol, to more than 2 euros prompted the Rome prosecutor’s office to open an investigation. But pending understanding and establishing any responsibility for the “unjustified” increase, according to the government, the financial police provides for “structured and wide-ranging” control activities with the aim of “help keep prices down“.

The action plan is contained in the yellow flame directive, which follows the instructions of the Minister of the Economy, Giancarlo Giorgetti: to strengthen price controls, focusing on motorway distribution network and particularly sensitive territorial contexts. The plan has already been launched and includes more than 660 operational departments of the corps with the support of special departments.

Since March last year, due to rising prices for gas, electricity and fuel, until the end of 2022, financiers conducted 5,187 inspections of roadside fuel destruction plants and warehouses, challenging 2,809 violations of price discipline. Judging by the data received, 717 violations concerned non-reporting or non-compliance of the prices charged with those indicated, and 2092 – failure to notify the ministry.

Source: II Fatto Quotidiano

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