Business & Economy
Fortnightly review of oil
prices on the way
What is India News Service,
Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 2000 hrs IST
The Government has hinted that the
existing fortnightly revision of petrol and diesel prices may
be replaced by a new system that involves monthly or quarterly revisions.
Petrol and diesel prices, in keeping with the
current practice of fixing prices on 1st and 16th of every month, are due for
revision but may not be lowered in sync with the fall in international prices.
"The mistake of September 1997 when the first step of dismantling the
administered pricing mechanism (APM) was taken and that of April 2002 when the
APM was dismantled will not be repeated. At that time, the steep fall in
international prices and the spurt like that witnessed in 2004 was not taken
into account. We have to consider all these volatilities for evolving a stable
pricing policy," the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Mani Shankar
Aiyar, told reporters on the sidelines of the National Gas Conservation
Programme here on Tuesday. Mr Aiyar was non-committal on whether the public
sector oil firms will cut petrol and diesel prices in tune with the decline in
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