PMK slams NDA govt for hike in excise duty on petrol

Chennai: PMK on Thursday criticised the NDA government for levying "record" excise duty on petrol making it "dearer than jet fuel" and wondered if it was indeed worried about the welfare of poor.

Nigeria lowers oil price ahead of presidential vote

 Africa`s largest oil producer Nigeria on Sunday announced a cut in petrol prices, a month before the country votes in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Excise duty hike aimed at benefitting pvt companies: Karunanidhi

Alleging that the Centre's announcement to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel was aimed at benefitting private oil marketing companies, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the government to scrutinise its decision and rollback the hike.

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Petrol, diesel price rates slashed by over Rs 2

Oil marketing companies on Friday cut petrol prices by Rs 2.42 while it cut diesel price by Rs 2.25 per litre.

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Petrol, diesel prices further slashed by Rs 2 per litre each

State-owned oil companies on Monday slashed the prices of petrol and diesel Rs 2 each, to be effective from midnight tonight.

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Vehicles more than 15 years old not permitted to ply in Delhi: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed the order that all the petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years would not be permitted to ply on the national capital's road.

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CPI-M opposes excise hike on fuel price

The CPI-M on Friday strongly opposed the government's decision to increase excise duty on petrol and diesel that has pushed up their price by Rs 1.50 a litre.

Petrol, diesel prices likely to be reduced

Petrol, diesel prices likely to be reduce as Brent crude oil dropped to a four-year low below $82 a barrel on Wednesday.

Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.25

State-owned oil companies slashed the prices of petrol and diesel from Friday midnight due to fall in international brent crude oil prices.Petrol price has been cut by Rs 2.41 a litre whereas the price of diesel has been slashed by Rs 2.25 per litre.

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After petrol, govt hints at diesel price reduction

After slashing petrol prices by up to Rs 2.50 a litre, the Government is working hard to deliver on its Lok Sabha poll promises and its eyes are now on diesel price reduction, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.

Proposed strike of petrol dealers called off in Maharashtra

The proposed indefinite strike called by petrol dealers in Maharashtra from midnight has been called off after mediation by Vinod Tawade, BJP leader and leader of opposition in the state legislative council, according to a BJP release.