April 18, 2014
'Shell's price hike is conspirational'
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today questioned the hike on gasoline prices announced last weekend by Shell oil company considering the decision a “unilateral attitude”, and regretting that sometimes the Government is fighting economic groups alone.
The company announced a 12 percent hike in gasoline prices to be in effect as of today.
In his daily press conference at the Government House, Capitanich accused Shell of lacking “technical reasons to fix these prices” while it only responds to “greed.”
"Shell’s attitude is not a coincidence; it’s an attitude which goes against the country’s interests. Shell’s attitude is always conspirational,” he fired.
He went on to say the government “was implementing a strategy of dialogue with the parts to generate conditions of suppy and prices” until Shell decided a price hike.