Not the government, it is the oil companies that decide the prices of petrol and diesel: Petroleum Minister

Hardeep Singh Puri said in Parliament – ​​Petrol became costlier by 58 percent in Spain, only 5% in India


new Delhi. Crude oil prices in the international market continue to fluctuate between Russia and Ukraine conflict. However, this has not affected the prices of petrol and diesel in India. It was feared that after the assembly elections held in 5 states, the prices of petrol and diesel may increase. At the same time, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas has given a statement in Parliament on Monday regarding the prices of petrol and diesel.

Petrol became 50% expensive in America, only 5 percent in India
The Union Minister said in the Rajya Sabha, “I have comparative data for USA, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Sri Lanka and India. The price of petrol has increased by 50%, 55%, 58%, 55% during this representative period in all these countries. In India it has increased by only 5%.

Puri said, “When we saw that there is a need to provide relief to the consumers, the PM cut the rates on 5th November 2021. We have taken some steps and are ready to take more steps. 9 states did not do this. Taxation is only one aspect, we have to provide relief to the consumers.”

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