New Delhi: India’s oil marketing companies, on Monday, hiked petrol price by Rs 1.23/litre and diesel by Rs 0.89/litre tracking global crude oil prices in the trailing fortnight and the corresponding fall in the prices of the Indian crude basket, reported a news agency.
This comes in the wake of petrol prices being cut by as much as Rs 2.16/ litre and diesel by Rs 2.10/ litre pan-India as crude rates fell. This was done on May 15 last. This cut itself had come after four-week trends of rising rates. The three state-run oil marketing firms – Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp review retail fuel prices periodically and usually revise them every fortnight to pass on the impact of global crude oil prices on their purchases.