According to a report by ECO, the average price of a barrel of Brent dictated a drop of 17 cents per litre for diesel and 13 cents per litre for gasoline. To this value, it was supposed to add a few more cents (2.6 and 2 cents, respectively) referring to the Tax on Petroleum Products (ISP), because the new form of calculation created by the Executive determined that this tax would vary according to the evolution of VAT revenue. Now, if fuel prices go down, then the ISP should go up. But taking into account the “circumstances of uncertainty regarding the evolution of the conjuncture as well as the expectation of coordinated responses at European level”, the Government chose not to update the ISP this week, and instead they will maintain “the temporary discount”.