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Govt to decide on diesel deregulation after state polls, says oil ministry source

"The diesel under-recovery has been wiped out and there is over-recovery of 0.35 rupees per litre with effect from Sep. 16," a government statement said on Tuesday.

Nidhi Verma | September 16, 2014 | Updated 13:49 IST
Govt to decide on diesel deregulation after state polls
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Govt will decide on ending government control on diesel pricing after elections in Maharashtra and Haryana in October, an oil ministry source said, even though local prices of the fuel are currently higher than the global rates, making a case for a cut in retail prices.

This is perhaps the first time that retail prices in India are higher than the global rates due to a sustained monthly rise in local prices since January 2013.

"We tinker with diesel prices once a month.There is a case for a cut in diesel prices towards the end of the month but a decision is yet to be taken on that," the source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

"The diesel under-recovery has been wiped out and there is over-recovery of 0.35 rupees per litre with effect from Sep. 16," a government statement said on Tuesday.

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