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Analysing petrol prices

The government recently reduced petrol prices by Rs3.05, bringing the new petrol price to Rs227.19 per litre, and increased diesel prices by Rs8.95 – the new price is Rs244.95 per…

Petroleum prices: an analysis

From August 1, the GoP (government of Pakistan) has reduced gasoline’s price by Rs 3.05 to Rs 227.19/litre. However, diesel’s price been increased by Rs 8.95/litre with the new price…

Do not flirt with petroleum prices

The international oil prices are hovering their seven year high, and the current government in Pakistan is entering its last years of tenure. The correct, but politically tough decision, is…

Unjust Fixation Of Petroleum Prices

Unjust fixation of petroleum prices

On February 1, 2016, Pakistanis were expecting a reduction of at least Rs 15 per litre in petrol's price as Arab Light Crude Oil reached a new low in the…

Petrol And Prices

Petrol and prices

Two recent news items caught my attention for different reasons. One of them concerned the call for reduction in transport fares in lieu of the further reduction in oil prices.…

Rising energy prices: adverse impact on masses

In Pakistan, 64 percent of total energy demand is met by fossil fuels, while hydropower’s and renewables’ share remained at 27 percent and 9 percent, respectively, in 2022-23. The fossil…

Reimagining the petrol subsidy

The government has taken an initiative to provide a subsidy of Rs100 per liter on petrol to provide some relief to the low-income class in the prevailing economic situation. It…

Oil prices and efficient buying

The government has increased petroleum prices by Rs30 per litre. The increase is uniform against all products. There was much talk about some subsidy mechanism for the poor (motorcycles and…