Petrol price increased by Rs2.61 per litre

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The new prices would come into effect from January 1.

The Finance Division could have made the decision of not changing the petroleum product prices as a good gesture of the New Year instead of raising the prices and giving the people another pretext to criticize the government. The price of High Speed Diesel (HSD) has been revised with a difference of Rs2.25.

The department said average worldwide product prices for petrol decreased while those of diesel and illuminating paraffin increased during the period under review.

The light diesel oil (LDO) also experienced a revision in its prices as existing Rs 82.43 price has surged to Rs 84.51 with an increase of Rs 2.08 per litre. For December 2019, the Ogra had notified LPG price at Rs1,513.69/cylinder or Rs128.27/kg.

The price of kerosene has also been increased by Rs3.10.

The price list on QP website showed that premium grade petrol will cost QR1.75 per litre and Super will be available for QR1.90 per litre, the same as December.

Under this head, the producer price of Rs1063.09/11.8kg cylinder has been worked out.

With reference to the recent quarterly tariff adjustment announced by Nepra for K-Electric; the power utility refuted the claim that this increase would be borne by consumers.

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