Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has said that price of petrol and diesel at retail outlets might go up if the price of crude stays at current levels. (Also read: Crude oil price clocks biggest percentage gain since 1991)
"Price of product at fuel outlets might be impacted if crude price continues to go up by 10 per cent," MK Surana, chairman of HPCL, told news agency Reuters on Monday.
Fuel marketing companies fix the price of petrol and diesel at retail outlets based on an average of last 15 days of benchmark price of petrol and diesel in the Middle East.
Mr Surana, however said, that a continued high crude price is not sustainable.
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