As of next year, petrol stations will be obliged to make available on the Internet the prices they charge at their filling stations. The measure was presented today by Castro Caldas, Assistant Secretary of State for Industry, at the press conference that succeeds the Council of Ministers. It is explained by the Government as «a step for motorists to have greater options to choose when filling their vehicles», quotes Jornal de Notícias.
The decree that the Government is preparing to approve provides that all pumps are registered on an electronic platform of the General Directorate of Energy and Geology, where the prices charged will be disclosed to the public. This electronic record will also contain information on the location, brand and hours of operation of the station.
The Government guarantees that the main intention of the measure is to contribute to competition in the sector.