Petrol and diesel rates in India are revised on a daily basis. This makes sure that even a minute’s variation in global oil prices can be transmitted to fuel users and dealers. Price of fuel includes excise duty, value added tax (VAT), and dealer commission. Various factors impact the price of fuel. These include rupee to US dollar exchange rate, cost of crude oil, global cues, demand for fuel, and so on. When international crude oil prices gain, prices in India move higher.
Petrol prices are revised by the oil marketing companies like Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum based on the international prices. So, when international crude oil prices gain, petrol prices in India move higher and so on. On the other hand, if crude oil prices in the international markets drop, we see a fall in daily or today's petrol prices in India. In any case, we are providing our readers with the daily petrol prices, so they can plan their requirements of filling petrol accordingly.
The prices of petrol and other petroleum products varies according to the local government policies which impose taxes on fuels. As and when the government of India raises tax rates on fuels the oil companies in India also increases the price of the petrol to recover losses and maintain marginal profits in the oil business in India.
India which mainly depends on imports for fuel sells fuels and lubricants for vehicles across the petrol bunks or petrol pumps which are spread across the length and breadth of the country. The largest oil and gas company in India – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), owns most of the filling stations and it is followed by Hindustan Petroleum (HP) and Bharat Petroleum (BP).
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is one of the biggest oil company in India. It is owned by the government of India and is valued as the most profitable company in the country. IOCL mainly operates most of the petroleum market share through its filling stations, Servo Lubricant oils, natural gas. Apart from this, it also provides electric charging stations for electric vehicles at its filling stations.
Bharat Petroleum is the second-largest oil and gas company in India and stands next to IOCL. It has its refineries located in Kochi and Mumbai. The fuel filling stations of Bharat Petroleum provides world-class services to its customers across the country.
Hindustan Petroleum or HPCL is one of the most trusted brands of fuel filling stations in India. The firm operates two of the major refineries in the country and produces an array of petroleum fuels.
Shell, which is operated by Royal Dutch Shell currently has over 100 filling stations in India. Known for its superior quality of fuel, the company has plans to expand the number of petrol filling outlets across many centres in the country.
Essar Oil is part of the Essar Group which was earlier known as Nayara Energy. As of now it has over 1,400 petrol pumps located across India and has plans for expanding its presence by setting up more pumps in the country.
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