Consumers may get relief on fuel prices this festive season

NEW DELHI, OCT 21 (IANS) | Publish Date: 10/21/2020 11:44:05 AM IST

Consumers can cheer as oil marketing companies may actually bring down the retail prices of petrol and diesel this festive season.

Oil sector experts said that with global oil prices under pressure from slowing demand in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic sweeping several western countries, crude price could fall in coming days. If this holds on for a week or so, there could be positive gains for consumers by way of a fall in retail price of petrol and diesel.

Global crude prices are holding close to $ 42 a barrel now. It has been hovering between $ 40-42 a barrel for over a month now.  But with lower oil demand and rising inventory, there is fear a song oil producing companies that crude prices may start falling again.


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