The Permanent Secretary clarified the oil refining cost. It is the duty of the Ministry of Energy directly.

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The Permanent Secretary of Commerce issued a statement explaining the case that commercial commerce would use legal powers to oversee the refinery costs, saying there was a specific law. pointed to the duty of the Ministry of Energy directly The deputy director-general of the Department of Internal Trade points out that commerce has the power to look at the closure of price tags. Checking the accuracy of the fuel injector

Mr. Bunyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of CommerceReferring to the case of a proposal for the Ministry of Commerce to exercise powersAccording to the Act on the Price of Goods and Services B.E. 2542 to superviseoil refining costto helpThe retail price of oil fell.that The price of oil is a specific commodity with specific laws to regulate, namely the National Energy Policy Council Act. Section 6(2) stipulates the powers and duties of the National Energy Policy Council as follows: This committee is responsible for laying down rules and conditions for setting energy prices. in accordance with the national energy development and management policies and plans If you look at this law, you will see that people are particularly concerned with the price of energy and fuel. National Energy Policy Board (The Prime Minister is the chairman (with the Minister of Energy as the secretary), which setting the price or setting the rules on the price of fuel must be consistent with the policy and plan for the development and management of the energy of the country It is a specialization of the Ministry of Energy.

This law stipulates Including other laws related to energy prices and that Mr. Supattanapong Panmeechao, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy stated There may be an idea of ​​collecting money into the Energy Fund. The relevant Act is The Fuel Fund Act stipulates Section 5 to establish the Fuel Fund. The objective is to stabilize fuel prices in oil crisis situations. It is clear who is responsible for energy prices. because there is a fuel fund that says Its purpose is to stabilize fuel prices during the fuel crisis.

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In addition, Section 27 of the Fuel Fund Act stipulates who has to send money to the Fuel Fund. By Section 27(1), refinery 27(2), the importer will already see what the Fund has. in times of crisis Who should manage and who will be responsible for sending money to the fund is the domestic oil producer who also sells oil. which is a refinery

The use of funds into the Fund shall be in accordance with the Fund Management Committee. The chairman is the Ministry of Energy. The Ministry of Energy gave the news is to use the legal power that the Ministry of Energy is responsible for overseeing as legally as possible. Any case that is a specific product by the principle of law must go to that specific law first.

in the part that the Ministry of Commerce oversees Act on the price of goods and services Many people ask why not use the price accordingly. The Price of Goods and Services Act which would like to clarify that by the principle of law If there is a specific law for any matter Lawyers understand that they have to start from there because the law is clearly defined. The National Energy Policy Council Act after the law will also write that the country’s energy management. scattered by various departments In order to have unity, it was established This committee was created for the unified energy management. Therefore, the law is as clear as possible, the objectives, requirements, the origin of this law. At this time, the legal powers and duties are in these two laws to answer many questions, especially on social media. Please understand that this is not the authority of the Ministry of Commerce in the first place.

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In the case of someone claiming that the Minister of Commerce is the chairman of the CCP by position and in the law liquefied petroleum gas Fuel is a regulated product. in the power of the chairman The Election Commission already exists and goes in relation to Act on the price of goods and services that the Ministry of Commerce oversees or not, Mr. Bunyarit said Today, LPG prices are announced by the Ministry of Energy. The Ministry of Energy sets the price of LPG. that will have to adjust the price to increase the price as a ladder How much per month We can see that the Ministry of Energy is the one who made the announcement. For the reasons already mentioned and use the funds in that matter. Methods of administration using his existing laws.

whileMinistry of Commerce It is responsible for overseeing and controlling prices when the Ministry of Energy has announced the prices. If anyone sells more than this, the Ministry of Commerce relies on Section 29. is someone who intentionally sells at a price that is unreasonably high Penalties for violating the Price Act, for example, the Ministry of Energy informs the price of 380 baht per tank if anyone sells 400 baht, so the question is Why is the Ministry of Energy able to announce the price of LPG, but when it comes to the oil price, why do some people say that the Ministry of Commerce is in charge of it?

sideT.T. Chakra Yodmanee, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade said that according to the proposal for the Ministry of Commerce to exercise its powers The Act on the Price of Goods and Services, BE 2542, to regulate oil refining costs to help lower the retail price of oil. Please note that the energy business is a complex and unique business.throughout the supply chain Governance requires expertise and insight into the energy business. including cost structure and energy prices More importantly, the decision in the formulation of any measures. It must be based on accurate and complete information. and consider the impact all around

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The Ministry of Energy is the main governing body, managing and having the powers and duties in accordance with relevant laws. For example, the National Energy Policy Council Act, B.E. in determining the rules and conditions for determining energy prices in accordance with the national energy management and development policies and plans There is also a mechanism of the Fuel Fund to stabilize domestic fuel prices. This is a legal duty of the Ministry of Energy. not the Ministry of Commerce But even though the Ministry of Commerce is not the main agency, it is ready to support operations under the framework of authority.

The use of the Power of the Ministry of Commerce’s Act on the Price of Goods and Services, B.E. 2542 (1999) will be used to supervise general goods without specific laws or mechanisms. For example, in the case of consumer goods that are necessary for the people, however, in order to strengthen trade fairness Measures have been set for gas stations to close the price tags. and the accuracy of the fuel injectors has been continuously checked,” said Lt. Chakra.

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