Shortly after the Hungarian government introduced the fuel price cap following the Russian invasion, they pledged to compensate the smaller gas stations. However, many complain now that they did not receive any financial support. That may result in a severe shortage soon. Here is what the prime minister’s chief of staff said on the issue during today’s government info.
The Association of Independent Fuel Stations (FBSZ) issued a statement on the soon-to-be-introduced quantitive restrictions. That is because, despite government promises, many fuel stations have not received any support from the administration. According to atv.hu, FBSZ claimed that they signed the contract but obtained no money.
The association revealed that the loss of the small fuel stations exceeded HUF 100 billion (EUR 247,879,114.70) and that was all down to the price cap. They also said the government regularly modified the rules and dates of the compensation. “We would like the fifth date announced to be valid”, they added.
The prime minister’s chief of staff, Gergely Gulyás, was reluctant to comment on the problems of the small filling stations during today’s government info. He highlighted though that there was a government decree regulating the issue, index.hu wrote.
Source: atv.hu, index.hu