The government on Wednesday has increased petroleum products prices for the month of August 2019.
According to notification issued on Sunday, petrol price has been increased by Rs5.15 per litre, whereas the price of High Speed Diesel increased by Rs5.65.
The prices of kerosene oil and light diesel oil has also been increased by Rs5.38 and Rs8.90 respectively. Earlier last month, Finance ministry had decided against increasing the prices of petroleum products. It was announced that prices would not be increased.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier it surfaced on media that Oil consumers may face a hike of Rs2.30 per litre in the price of high-speed diesel (HSD) for July 2019. However, they may get some relief in the petrol price.