Diesel retreats more than 3% in the 1st part of March; gasoline and ethanol rise, says Ticket Log| Photo: Jonathan Campos/Archive/Gazeta do Povo

A survey by the Ticket Log Price Index (IPTL) pointed out, this Tuesday (14), that the average price of a liter of gasoline was sold at an average of R$ 5.88 in the first half of March, an increase of 9. 04%, when compared to February. This is the first survey carried out after March 1, when federal taxes on fuels were resumed.

The average price of ethanol followed the gains of gasoline and ended the period at an average of 4.60 reais, with an increase of 3.81% compared to the previous month.

According to the IPTL, the price of a liter of diesel follows a downward trend in Brazil, with the common type sold on average at 6.33 reais, showing a 3.29% decline in the first part of March.

The IPTL is a fuel price index calculated based on fueling carried out at the 21,000 accredited Ticket Log service stations.