The Punjab Petroleum Dealers' Association has asked oil companies to re-consider and revise their commission, which has been the same for years.
"Since 2010, the rates of petrol have been increased by Rs 22 a litre. But we are getting the same commission, which is based on volume, not sale price," said JP Khanna, president of the association, adding that with rising prices, "a lot of capital gets involved in the trade".
He announced 'no-purchase days' for October 1 and 2, and said if the companies failed to meet the dealers' demands by October 15, all petrol pumps in the state would work for eight hours in a day only.
"We had talked to the petroleum ministry but they showed their helplessness as the prices are governed by the companies," Khanna added. "And the companies are not giving due share to the dealers."