"The mechanisms of exchange trading in gasoline and diesel will be improved, which will avoid sharp jumps in prices for motor fuel," - said in a statement on the website of the Cabinet.

The corresponding document was approved by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

According to the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, now large Russian oil companies will be obliged to redirect part of the fuel to the exchange so that independent filling stations can purchase it at market prices.

It is noted that this approach will reduce the risks of monopoly pricing.

On April 27, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak commented on the situation with oil prices on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.