Daily Change of Petrol & Diesel Price – Here is what you should know & do

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With Petrol & Diesel prices changing on a daily basis, it is important for one to know the price at a specific petrol pump. Here are some ways to know the exact price.   

Since yesterday (16th June, 2017), Petrol & Diesel prices are being revised every day at 6am. The revision will be based on the global crude oil price. This change will be applicable for all the retail petrol pumps of the three PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) IOCL, BPCL & HPCL. Together, they account for more than 95% of all the petrol pumps in the country. Since this change is going to affect most people, here is what we should know.

Information on Price Revision

The price of petrol & diesel varies from state to state because of difference in tax rates. It has to be noted that the tax on petrol & diesel has been exempted from GST and we will continue to see these different prices going forward. The price can also vary from place to place within a state based on the cost of transport etc. Since the prices are going to be different from petrol pump to another, it is always advisable to check the right price as fixed by the OMC. There are many ways to find out the price at a particular petrol pump.

Basic Pricing from PPAC: The basic daily pricing can be found on the website of the Petrol Planning & Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum.

IOCL: For petrol pumps of IOCL, the daily price can be found in the following ways.

  • One can check daily updated prices through the mobile app Fuel@IOC.
  • One can also find the daily prices by sending a SMS RSP <SPACE>DEALER CODE to 92249-92249.The Dealer Code of each petrol pump should be prominently displayed in the petrol pump premises.
  • One can also check the daily prices by logging on to the petrol pump locator portal.

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BPCL: For petrol pumps of BPCL, the daily price can be found in the following ways.

  • One can also find the daily prices by sending a SMS RSP <SPACE>DEALER CODE to 92231-1222.The Dealer Code of each petrol pump should be prominently displayed in the petrol pump premises.
  • One can also check the daily prices by logging on to the petrol pump locator portal.

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HPCL: For petrol pumps of HPCL, the daily price can be found in the following ways.

  • One can check daily updated prices through the mobile app Fuel@IOC.
  • One can also find the daily prices by sending a SMS HPPRICE <SPACE> DEALER CODE to 9222201122. The Dealer Code of each petrol pump should be prominently displayed in the petrol pump premises.
  • One can also check the daily prices by logging on to the petrol pump locator portal.

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 How to make a complaint?

 In case one finds a discrepany in the price on the portal and the price being charged by the dealer, a complaint can be lodged with the relevant OMC.

For IOCL: Call on customer care number 1800-2333-555 or make a complaint on their website.

For BPCL: Call on customer care number 1800-22-4344 or make a complaint on their website.

For HPCL: Call on customer care number 1800-22-6550 or make a complaint on their website.

A petrol pump of the three OMCs is also supposed to provide many facilities to the customers.

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