Inflation: Public upset due to petrol-diesel prices, Dharmendra Pradhan told the reason for the rise


Petrol and diesel prices have touched the sky in the country. Petrol prices have made people light-hearted during the Corona period. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that due to the increase in the price of crude oil in the international market, the price of petrol and diesel is increasing in the domestic market. He said that one of the main reasons behind the increase in fuel prices in India is that we have to import 80 per cent of the oil.

Pradhan also pointed out that economists have raised a point that Congress had left oil bonds worth crores of rupees for repayment, due to which we are now paying both its interest and its original price, which is also one of the reasons for the increase in fuel prices. Big reason.

Petrol and diesel prices across the country are at new highs after the 29th increase in vehicle fuel prices in a month. There has been no increase in the prices of petrol and diesel by the state-owned oil companies today. Yesterday, the price of diesel was increased by a maximum of 26 to 28 paise, while the price of petrol was also increased by 27 to 28 paise. Today, the international oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.60 per cent higher at $ 75.26 per barrel.

The opposition is increasingly attacking the Modi government over the ever-increasing fuel prices. People are also asking the reason for this from the government. It is to be known that today the price of petrol in Delhi is Rs 97.50 while the price of diesel is Rs 88.23 per litre. The price of petrol in Mumbai is Rs 103.63 and the price of diesel is Rs 95.72 per litre.

Crude oil production decreased by 6.3 per cent in May

The country's crude oil production decreased by 6.3 per cent in May. Public sector company ONGC's production has been lower during the month due to cyclone 'Taute'. This information has come to the fore in government figures on Tuesday. Crude oil production stood at 24.30 lakh tonnes in May 2021, which is 6.32 per cent lower than the production of 26 lakh tonnes in May last year. This is stated in the latest data released by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.