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Slow, Stable & Steady

Slow, Stable & Steady

The continuous fall in crude oil prices have come as a major relief for the Indian economy. Oil cartel OPEC´s decision to not cut production despite the dip in oil prices coupled with a slowdown in a few major economies have meant that crude will continue to come under pressure in the first half of 2015.

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Under-recovery of oil firms on the rise

Under-recovery of oil firms on the rise

Under-recovery on sale of one litre of diesel rose to Rs 14 over the last couple from around Rs 7 earlier because of global rise in crude oil price and depreciation of rupee. The rising under-recovery would adversely affect state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) like IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corp

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OMCs may raise petrol, diesel prices

OMCs may raise petrol, diesel prices

The continuing depreciation of rupee and the rise in global crude oil price may prompt state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) to raise diesel and petrol price, reports indicate. While the global crude price rose to 108.5 per barrel recently, the Indian rupee rose up to 62 a dollar in recent session. In rupee terms, the crude price increased to Rs 6,68

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State-run oil firms pay Rs 150 bn as subsidy for June quarter

State-run oil firms pay Rs 150 bn as subsidy for June quarter

The three state-run oil companies have paid Rs 15,000 crore as subsidy to public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) for the Apr-Jun 2013 quarter. Of the Rs 15,000 crore, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) paid around Rs 12,300 crore, Oil India Rs 2,000 crore, and GAIL Rs 700 crore. It may be recalled that of the total under-recovery incurred by state-run OMCs, 40 percent is shared by the gov

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OMCs raise petrol, diesel prices

OMCs raise petrol, diesel prices

Public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) hiked petrol prices by 70 paise per litre and diesel by 50 paise considering the increase in the international crude oil prices. But pump prices will vary from city to city depending on state and local taxes. Oil firms pointed out that the international price of petrol rose from $117.19 per barrel to $120.05 per barrel. The rupee-dollar exchange rate however, has marginally appr

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OMCs raise petrol price 4th time in 6 wks

OMCs raise petrol price 4th time in 6 wks

On the backdrop of the depreciation of rupee against dollar, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) raised the price of petrol by a steep Rs 1.55 a litre, excluding local sales tax or VAT. According to the traditional price revision cycle, the change in the petrol price should be effective from July 16. But it was raised a day earlier. The hike, which is the fourth time in six weeks, comes as the falling value of rupee against the dollar incre

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Under-recovery set to rise to Rs 1.5 trillion

Under-recovery set to rise to Rs 1.5 trillion

According to government sources, under-recovery on the sale of fuel products by state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) at subsidised price may be around Rs 125,000 crore and Rs 150,000 crore in 2013-14. This estimate is sharply higher than the government's earlier estimate of Rs 80,000 crore because of a considerable depreciation of rupee and the marginal rise

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OMCs oppose finance ministry proposal on pricing method

OMCs oppose finance ministry proposal on pricing method

Public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) like Indian Oil (IOC) opposed the proposal of the finance ministry to adopt export pricing method for calculating under-recoveries on cooking gas and diesel. State-run OMCs argue that if the finance ministry's proposed formula for subsidy sharing is accepted, they stand to lose out on compensation and it will also impact their investment and expansion plans

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Govt to release remaining dues to OMCs

Govt to release remaining dues to OMCs

Media reports indicate that the government would release the remaining dues to state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) towards the under-recoveries incurred by these firms while selling fuel products at subsidised price. Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the finance ministry to pay Rs 45,000 crore as its share of subsidy for Jan-Mar 2013 quarter

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OMCs to buy dollar from state-run banks

OMCs to buy dollar from state-run banks

In order to contain volatility in rupee exchange rate, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) agreed to buy dollars for importing crude oil from a single public sector bank. This follows the direction by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to these companies to use a special window for buying dollars