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    A planned increase in gasoline duties in Russia is a temporary measure, a deputy finance minister said on Friday.

    A planned increase in gasoline duties in Russia is a temporary measure, a deputy finance minister said on Friday.

    Sergei Shatalov said the measure would be in place for two to three months, until the country overcomes it gasoline shortages.

    "It is a temporary measure," Shatalov told RIA Novosti on Friday.

    The Russian government announced earlier today it would increase gasoline export duty by 44 percent from May 1 instead of the expected 34 percent.

    The new tariff will stand at $408.3 per ton instead of the expected $304 per ton.

    PENZA, April 29 (RIA Novosti)

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