OREANDA-NEWS   In Russia for the first time during last six months rose retail prices for gasoline and diesel, follows from the monitoring data of the Moscow fuel Association at the gas station in Moscow.

In accordance with the data from 9 January, the cost of a liter of AI-92 with respect to the previous monitoring carried out on 24 December, on average, increased by 19 kopecks, to RUB 42,31, AI-95 — up from 45.99 rubles (growth of 20 COP.), AI-98 rose by an average of 31 kopecks, to RUB 52,27 heaviest on average increased the prices of diesel fuel and 50 kopecks, to RUB 46,84

The price increase affected a number of major fuel retailers in Moscow. At the gas station "TNK-Stolitsa" the price of AI-95 has increased to 45.66 rubles (the average price of this grade of gasoline at the gas station "TNK-Stolitsa" was is 45.56 RUB on December, 24). At Rosneft gas stations AI-95 rose to 45.77 rubles (45.63 rubles — December, 24).

The increase in the cost of fuel is observed in other Russian regions. "RBC-Tatarstan" reports about the growth of the average price at gas stations in Tatarstan. According to the Head of the Association of petroleum products enterprises of Tatarstan Irek Suleymanov, the average price increase can be 60-70 kopecks.according to the sources of "Kommersant" in the fuel market, the rise in price of gasoline is also observed in Voronezh, Sverdlovsk, Samara, Saratov, Penza, Volgograd regions.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that since the new year, gasoline and diesel prices could grow by 1.7% due to the growth of VAT from 18 to 20%. The increase in fuel prices will continue throughout the year, but should not exceed the inflation rate (4-4.6%), Kozak explained. President Vladimir Putin at the annual press conference on December, 20 estimated January growth more modest-by 1-1. 5%. In the future, the government will have to closely monitor what is happening in the domestic and global markets, he said.