The situation with fuel supplies to farmers in the southern regions began to stabilize after the government decided to limit fuel exports. About this in the TASS commentary reported Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Maxim Uvaidov.
“It is important for us that, especially during the harvesting period and now (winter crop sowing begins in a number of regions), there is enough fuel for our agricultural producers. <…> We were especially worried about the southern regions. There were interruptions [с поставками]but today the situation is stabilizing,” he said.
Uvaydov also expressed hope that limiting exports will also stabilize fuel prices.
September 21 government introduced temporary restriction on the export of motor gasoline and diesel fuel “to stabilize fuel prices on the domestic market.” According to the Cabinet of Ministers, the measures will “saturate” the fuel market, and this should lead to a reduction in its prices. Later at the Ministry of Energy reportedthat this measure has been introduced indefinitely.