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OMCs may be asked to absorb fuel price hike; BPCL, HPCL, IOC tank up to 8%

SI Reporter/New Delhi 13 Sep 17 | 03:10 PM
 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

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Oil marketing companies (OMCs) such as Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) tanked up to 8% following news reports that the government may ask them to absorb increase in oil prices due to inflation risks. 

Reacting to the development, BPCL and HPCL slipped 8% each to Rs 489 and 443, respectively. IOC also slipped over 5% to Rs 408 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

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Meanwhile, the BSE Oil & Gas index was trading at 15,260 level, down by 237 points or 1.53%.

BPCL and IOC were the top two losers on the Nifty, pulling it down, while the Sensex was trading nearly 50 points higher.

The reports also stated that the government has no plans to lower the excise duty on fuel owing to fiscal constraints.

COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE LOSS(%) B P C L 499.70 533.60 -6.35 H P C L 458.70 481.75 -4.78 I O C L 417.05 434.75 -4.07 C P C L 439.85 457.40 -3.84 M R P L 134.05 138.60 -3.28

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