Diesel price hiked by 50 paise

New Delhi, Nov 30 : Adding burden to consumers, diesel price was hiked by 50 paise a litre on Saturday.

The new price will come to effect from midnight.

The price of petrol remained unchanged.

Announcing the hike, state-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) said it 'has decided to Increase the retail selling price of Diesel (Retail) by Rs.0.50/litre (excluding state levies) w.e.f midnight of 30th Nov./1st Dec'13'.

"The above increase is pursuant to GOI order dated 17th Jan'13, whereby OMCs have been authorized to increase the retail selling price of Diesel within a small range every month until further orders. Accordingly, since then, Retail Diesel prices are being revised every month. In continuation of above, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has decided to effect the aforesaid increase in Retail Diesel prices. Even after the current increase, under recovery on Retail Diesel shall stand at Rs. 9.99/litre. The Corporation is also suffering under-recoveries on sale of SKO (PDS) of Rs.36.20/litre & LPG (Dom) of Rs. 542.50/cyl," it said.

--IBNS (Posted on 30-11-2013)

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