New Delhi: In a big relief to the common people, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that prices of petrol, diesel and LPG will be dropped further in the days ahead. “Petrol, diesel and LPG prices have started reducing now and they’ll reduce further in the coming days. We had stated earlier also that we’ll transfer benefit from the decrease in crude oil prices in the international market to the end customers”, news agency ANI quoted Pradhan as saying. Also Read - Cost of Domestic LPG Cylinder to be Reduced by Rs 10 From April 1, Check Price in Your City
His statement comes days after state-owned oil firms announced a Rs 10 per cylinder cut in LPG rates. Besides, petrol and diesel rates also fell by 22 paisa and 23 paisa per litre respectively earlier this week in the wake global softening of oil prices. Also Read - Petrol Prices Remain Unchanged Across Metros For 8th Straight Day
Notably, the Oil Marketing Companies went on price cut for the first time this year on two consecutive days – March 24 and 25 after keeping oil prices steady for the past 24 days. It again reduced the price on March 30. Also Read - PMUY: Govt Likely to Provide 3 Free LPG cylinders For Three Months to Ujjwala Beneficiaries
Petrol and diesel prices were last revised upwards on February 27 and ever since then retail prices remained unchanged even though during the period crude jumped to over $70 a barrel only to start falling the after to touch close to $ 60 a barrel and is now slightly up at $ 63.5 a barrel.
It was cut for the first time this year on March 24 and 25 before revision being put on hold again.
(With agency inputs)