Petrol price slashed by Rs5.45 per litre for next fortnight

Petrol price slashed by Rs5.45 per litre for next fortnight

A worker holds a fuel nozzle to fill fuel in a car at petrol station in Karachi, September 16, 2023. — Reuters 
  • Price of diesel cut by Rs8.42 per litre to Rs281.96 per litre.
  • New fuel prices come into effect from midnight (May 1).
  • Price cut comes in light of drop in crude oil prices in global market. 

The petrol price in Pakistan has been slashed by Rs5.45 per litre from Rs293.94 to Rs288.49 for the next fortnight in line with the recommendations of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).

The new fuel prices will be effective from midnight (May 1), according to an official notification issued by the Finance Division on Tuesday.

As per the notification, the price of diesel has also been cut by Rs8.42 per litre to Rs281.96 per litre.

The prices of motor spirit (petrol) and high-speed diesel (HSD) for the next fortnight — starting from 1st May, 2024, till May 15, 2024 — are as follows:

Products Existing price New price Increase/Decrease
(MS) Petrol Rs293.94 Rs288.49 -5.45
High Speed Diesel (HSD) Rs290.38 Rs281.96 -8.42

The Finance Division, in the statement, said that the prices of petroleum products have been reduced due to decline in crude oil prices in the global market in the past two weeks. 

“The prices of Petroleum products have seen a decreasing trend in the international market during the last fortnight. The Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has worked out the consumer prices, based on the price variations in the international market,” the notification read.

It is to be noted that the government on April 15 had jacked up petrol and diesel prices by Rs4.5 and Rs8.1 per litre, respectively.

Every 15 days, the government examines and modifies petroleum product prices in response to changes in the price of oil globally and in the value of the local currency.

The expected fuel consumption and supply costs of Pakistan State Oil, the state-owned oil corporation, as well as monthly tax targets, would be taken into consideration by the government when determining the prices of petroleum goods.

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