Fuel Prices Go Up for the Third Time in One Month

The government has hiked the price of all major fuels across the country, with the new rates effective from 1st March.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stated that the price hike is effective for the next 15 days, as per reports by Radio Pakistan. The new changes went official at midnight.

Revised Fuel Prices

Seeing an increase in price of Rs. 1.71 per liter, petrol will be now be Rs. 73 per liter, all the way up from Rs. 71.29 per liter.

High speed diesel sees an increase of Rs. 1.52 per liter which makes the price stand at Rs. 82 per liter. Previously it cost Rs. 80.48 per liter.

Light speed diesel maintained its price last time around but now it also saw an increase of Rs. 0.66 per liter going from Rs. 43.35 per liter to Rs. 44.01 per liter.

The price of kerosene oil has also been increased by Rs. 0.75 per liter, making it move from Rs. 43.25 per liter to Rs. 44 per liter.

A Routine Affair

Increase in fuel prices have become a regular routine for the past couple of weeks albeit the fact that kerosene and light speed diesel prices have, until now, mostly remained the same. This is the 3rd time alone this month that fuel prices have been hiked.

Previously, prices of both kerosene and light diesel oil were kept constant and not changed as the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, stated that it is mostly used by low-income segments and in order to provide maximum relief to them, government will be bearing the burden. He mentioned that the government is still committed to providing a subsidy of Rs. 3 billion on fuel products.

However, at a press conference held on Tuesday, the Finance Minister announced the new fuel prices in which prices of both kerosene and light diesel have also been increased. It should be noted however that OGRA has initially proposed a price revision of Rs. 17.55 per liter for kerosene oil and Rs. 10.94 per liter for light diesel oil. A Rs. 2.96 per liter increase was also requested for petrol and Rs. 2.18 per liter for high speed diesel.

The announcement on Tuesday came just a day after OGRA submitted this proposal to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

via Radio Pakistan


  • Carl

    gormint, never able to manage the economy in existing resources. Always taking the wrong steps…. Petrol Mehanga hey but Ghareeb ka Khoon Sasta hey

  • OGRA proposed to raise 16 rupees in total, but govt refused to raise prices in one jump. But they will raise till 16 rupees are covered.

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Source?

      • Please google article named “OGRA proposes POL price hikes of up to Rs 16.71/litre”

  • Ghareeb Mazeed Ghareeb Hoga :
    Ameer Ko Koi Farq Nahi Pharta Is Say

    Thanks Main Sahab !

    • Ginkgo biloba

      Annoying orange

  • SSyar

    how can it be third time in one month ?
    last revised was on 16 feb 17, and before that it was on 1 feb 17 !!

    when ProPak stop gonna exaggerate !!

  • Javed Wagra

    Ghareeb Awaam pe ek aur khudkush hamla kar diya gaya

    Mein hairaan hun ke koi mehngai ke khilag dharna kyon nahi deta.

  • Aneef Izhar

    is gormint me ab kuch nahi he :(

  • Muhammad Kamran

    Petrol price also raised third time in month in UAE. It seems Fuel price raised globally

    • Usman Munir

      مسئلہ یہ نہیں کہ قیمتیں انٹرنیشنل مارکیٹ میں کب بڑھ رہیں ہیں یا باقی ممالک میں کیا چل رہا ہے.
      مسئلہ اس بات پر ہے کہ حکومت اپنی پالیسی کو ہی فالو نہیں کر رہی

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Comparing UAE with Pakistan?
      LOL!

  • Azeem Ahmed

    It seems the prices of fuel are going to upward and might touch once again to the highest fuel prices which were at the time of Zardari government.

  • Syed Talha Shamim

    This is the last year of PML government, so they are arising amount to invest on next Election.

  • KMQ

    how comes 3 times in a month? jitna mujhe pata hai har 15 days ke baad price revise hote hain so how can it be 3 times in a month, can you please enlighten it a bit more?

  • Arslan Ejaz

    Ganjaaa Pakistan ko bhi Ganja karna pr tulla hua Hain :[ :[

  • asher

    In Newspaper Jang- read Electricity unit decreased to 3 RS as per fuel adjustment; Parallel Petrol price increase to 1.71
    We simply stay home, have to pay government- because we as a nation can’t stand against these unjustified increase in prices. Jang is totally an ad paper now of Government. Even at the least Mayor of Islamabad given ad to welcome ECO Summit :P