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Petrol and diesel prices hiked from Monday

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New Delhi: With Indian Oil Corporation hiking the price of petrol and diesel by 36 paise/litre and 87 paise/litre (including State levies), respectively, from midnight of November 15/16, petrol in the capital will now cost Rs 61.06/litre and diesel will come at Rs 46.80/litre.

Indian Oil said at a Press release that  current international prices of petrol and diesel and the rupee-dollar exchange rate has compelled the hike in prices.

The public sector oil marketing company said it would continue to closely monitor the movement of prices in the international oil market as well as the rupee-dollar exchange rate.

The developing trends would be reflected in future price changes, it added.

(Picture courtesy: www.ibtimes.co.in)

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Price rise in the Gold Market due to Shopping of Jewellery in this Wedding Season

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Gold Jewellery in display at a shop, Wikimedia

New Delhi, Feb 8, 2017: Due to increased shopping of jewellery in this wedding season, gold prices soared further by Rs 220 to Rs 29,325 per 10 grams at the bullion market. The rise in the demand for gold is due to the rising wedding season demand despite weakness in global cues. Here is some data related to the price hike:

  • Standard gold (99.5 purity) climbed by Rs 220 to conclude at Rs 29,325 per 10 grams from Monday’s closing level of Rs 29,105.
  • Pure gold (99.9 purity) also jumped by a similar margin to end at Rs 29,475 per 10 grams as against Rs 29,255 earlier.

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  • Silver (.999 fineness) rose by Rs 175 to finish at Rs 42,540 from Rs 42,365 yesterday.
  • Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at USD 1,230.40 per ounce in early trade. In the previous session, the metal touched USD 1,235.73, its highest since November 11.
  • Among other precious metals, silver fell 0.7 percent to USD 17.61. Earlier in the session, it reached USD 17.76, its strongest since November 11.

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Major airlines protest against hike in fuel price

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Four major domestic airlines have escalated their protest over the 12 per cent increase in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices effected this month, refusing to pay the revised prices and seeking a Rs. 2,500-crore refund from oil marketing companies for failing to pass on the benefits of falling crude oil prices since 2014.

“Without prejudice…kindly note that the payments that are being currently made are to be treated as ‘under protest’ and thus our member airlines reserve the right to pay as per the rates prevailing in February 2016,” said a joint letter to oil companies signed by airline promoters Nusli Wadia (GoAir), Naresh Goyal (Jet Airways), Ajay Singh (SpiceJet) and Rahul Bhatia (Indigo).

The joint letter to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation chairperson and managing director Nishi Vasudeva, Indian Oil Corporation chairman B. Ashok and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited CMD S. Vardarajan was sent on March 16 on behalf of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA).

“FIA seeks your co-operation and support to allow our member airlines to withhold payment of increased amounts due to the recent increase in ATF prices by 12 per cent, until the matter is conclusively determined in a transparent manner,” the promoters said in their letter seen by The Hindu.

The airlines have urged oil marketing companies to disclose the “ambiguous” and opaque price discovery mechanism they used for setting ATF prices. They argued that air fares have remained high as oil companies had not passed on the benefits of the continuous fall in global crude oil prices since 2014. “… As a result, you profited… wherein the airlines are still struggling,” they alleged, and sought a Rs. 2,500-crore refund.

 Credits: The Hindu

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Petrol price slashed by 32 paise, diesel by 85 paise

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New Delhi: With oil in free fall again, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Friday announced under one rupee cuts in transport fuel prices, effective midnight, with petrol prices per litre being reduced by Rs.0.32 and diesel by Rs.0.85, both at Delhi, with corresponding price revision in other states.

The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and rupee-US dollar exchange rate warrant a decrease in prices, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision,

Petrol per litre from Saturday will cost Rs.59.03 in Delhi, Rs.64.87 in Kolkata, Rs.66.09 in Mumbai and Rs.59.45 in Chennai.

The price of diesel per litre will be Rs.44.18 in Delhi, Rs.48.07 in Kolkata, Rs.51.25 in Mumbai and Rs.45.36 in Chennai.

Transport fuel prices were the last cut on January 1, with petrol prices per litre being reduced by Rs.0.63 and diesel by Rs.1.06, both at Delhi, with the corresponding price revision in other states.

The Indian basket of crude oils, composed of 73 percent sour grade Dubai and Oman crudes and the rest by sweet grade UK Brent, closed trading on Thursday at $26.43 for a barrel of nearly 160 litres.

(Inputs from IANS)

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