According to research by the Petromarket group and the Commodity Market Analytics agency, at the end of July the indicator reached 1.4%, the report says.

Experts noted that over the past decade a similar drop was observed in 2015 - 1.9%.

At the same time, the Ministry of Energy told the newspaper that this year there has been no reduction in gasoline shipments to the domestic market, and the situation with fuel supply is stable.

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the situation with the quality of fuel at gas stations in Russia is improving.