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Petrol price hiked by Rs 3 per litre

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by satz, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. satz

    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

    Jul 17, 2011
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    Petrol price hiked by Rs 3 per litre

    State-owned oil companies are all set to hike petrol prices by around Rs 3 per litre which will be effective from midnight tonight.

    “Looks like the hike will be over Rs 3 per litre,â€￾ a top official at one of the three state-run fuel retailers said.

    Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindsutan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) now lose Rs 2.61 per litre due to high international crude oil prices and with rupee touching two-year low against the US dollar, the losses have increased the cost of importing crude oil.

    “After adding local taxes, the hike needed at retail level comes to over Rs 3 per litre,â€￾ the official said.

    Petrol price were last hiked by Rs 5 per litre on May 15. It costs Rs 63.70 per litre in Delhi.

    “The exact quantum of hike at different cities is being worked out,â€￾ the official said.

    Petrol price was freed from the government control in June last year but the retail rates have not moved in line with cost as high inflation rate forced the oil companies to seek 'advice' from parent oil ministry before revising rates.

    IOC, BPCL and HPCL have lost Rs 2,450 crore this fiscal on selling petrol below the cost.

    Besides petrol, the three firms are losing Rs 263 crore per day on selling diesel, domestic LPG and kerosene below cost. Diesel is being sold at a subsidy of Rs 6.05 a litre, kerosene at Rs 23.25 per litre while domestic LPG rates are under-priced by Rs 267 per 14.2-kg cylinder.

    Rupee fell to 48 per dollar yesterday for the first time since September 2009. "Every rupee depreciation, the under- recovery (revenue loss) increases annually by around Rs 9,000 crore," he said.

    Ref:-Petrol price hiked by Rs 3 per litre - Indian Express
  2. superkaif

    superkaif 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Sep 13, 2011
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    It seems to be the same everywhere. It only goes up, even if the price of a barrel goes down.
  3. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

    Apr 30, 2010
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    Oh boy. Here we go again. :hang3:

    My daily petrol expenditure is Rs 500, and every increase burns another hole in my pocket. Time to spend another 25 every day.

    These political idiots have no sense of running a nation, had India been a developed country the decision to let petrol price be managed by companies would have been sensible. For a nation whose per person GDP is around $1000, this is a very poor decision.

    The govt need to subsidize fuels till we reach $2500 per capita GDP. Another failure on govt's part.
  4. Rudrakx

    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

    Apr 30, 2011
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    Why government still having control on Petrol prices ? why even partially ?
  5. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

    Jul 1, 2011
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    For the heavens sake get rid of the VAT tax from Petrol, its almost 32 %
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