Diesel is a reason for heavy arm wrestling between Economy and Agriculture in Brazil

Economy wants to change the agreement and include less biodiesel in diesel to reduce fuel prices.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministries of Economic and Agriculture are fighting over the percentage of biodiesel mixed with diesel.

Paulo Guedes' Ministry wants to reduce the amount of biodiesel in fossil fuels to contain the increase in diesel prices. Agriculture is asking for the opposite since more biodiesel in the mix leads to higher soy consumption, the raw material used to produce the product.

The price of diesel is the main component of the dissatisfaction of truck drivers with Jair Bolsonaro's government. The measure defended by the Ministry of Economy aims to meet the president's promises to . . .

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