Govt moots major hike in oil prices
The Petroleum Ministry made out a strong case for increasing the fuel prices by upto Rs 10.43 a litre in petrol.india Updated: May 10, 2006 22:10 IST
The Petroleum Ministry on Wednesday made out a strong case for increasing the fuel prices by up to Rs 10.43 a litre in petrol and Rs 114.45 per cylinder of cooking gas.
The move is aimed at saving oil companies from a massive financial loss.
In a presentation to Left leaders including Sitaram Yechury of CPM and Gurudas Dasgupta, the oil ministry said prices of petrol need to be raised by Rs 9.33 per litre, diesel by Rs 10.43 per litre, kerosene by Rs 17.16 per litre and LPG by Rs 114.45 per cylinder if prices are to be brought in parity with imported costs.
The Oil ministry said without the price hike, oil companies would suffer a revenue loss of Rs 73,512 crore in 2006-07 fiscal.