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Old 19th December 2013, 19:14   #1
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Default Petrol pumps may remain shut on December 24, 2013

Not sure if this has been updated before, but petrol pumps across the country would be shut on December 24th.

Also, On 22nd & 23rd, there will be no lighting/illumination at the pumps.

So, I guess, by 22nd & 23rd you'll know who's participating and who's not.

Please make sure you'll tank up well before your Christmas drive.

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This is only for Tamil Nadu, is it not?

And I'm assuming Shell pumps are not included?
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This is only for Tamil Nadu, is it not?
As per the news article its all India.

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And I'm assuming Shell pumps are not included?
And I hope all COCO outlets will also not participate.
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Facing difficulties in daily operations due to a constant increase in fuel prices by oil marketing companies, a consortium of petroleum dealers has said fuel retail outlets will go on a one-day strike next week
I didn't get this ... how does increase or decrease in price affect the pump operator?
They are not absorbing any impact as such ... (In fact they regularly indulge in hoarding when the prices are going to go up)

What would these idiots do if it was like US, where prices fluctuate daily.

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"Petrol price has been revised by six to seven times during the last two years while diesel prices have been revised by 13 times. But there is no increase in the commission given to us. We have been facing many difficulties like operation of diesel power gensets, electricity charges and other administrative expenditure", he said.
So this is their real reason.
Heck, the whole country should go on a strike, if we take a cue from this ...

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I didn't get this ... how does increase or decrease in price affect the pump operator?
They are not absorbing any impact as such ... (In fact they regularly indulge in hoarding when the prices are going to go up)
Now we know what a baker feels inside when he sells the cake but cannot have himself any So that is the problem- they see that the Govt. is actually hiking the fuel prices every now & then and people are paying every time for it without reluctance (read: without decrease in demand), then why not the pump have their own cake cut out from it.

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So this is their real reason.
Heck, the whole country should go on a strike, if we take a cue from this ...
Well said. But the reality is that the country cannot go on a strike because most people who are actually 'working' are common people. In fact, the common man is expected to bear all the brunt of the the ill policies framed by some incompetent bunch of people sitting together and having a party at our expense.
I cannot understand the logic behind the fuel pricing in our country & the taxation part too. It's simply crooked.
Also, to decrease fuel consumption and citing stories of fiscal deficit, the Govt. then introduces a low cost & cleaner fuel called 'CNG' and even makes it mandatory for many classes of vehicles: To curb the deficit and to tame the INR against other stronger currencies. People spend a fortune to get CNG kits installed in their vehicles.
Then one fine day, all the logic of cleaner & cheaper fuel is shelved by the intelligent bunch of people that I described earlier and CNG is priced almost at par with petrol & diesel. We, the common people are expected to bear all this.
However, the convoys of the VIPs are getting longer each day with more & more inefficient gigantic fuel guzzlers getting added to the list...we have to finance them too.
No wonder, if we see another fuel price hike soon, despite fall in international crude prices.

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Just saw news flash on NDTV,
Diesel price hiked by 10 paise. The hike will go as increased commission to the retailers.

Hope the strike is called off now.
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Just tanked up at a nearby petrol pump and noticed that the lights were switched off. Guess they are joining the protests as early as possible
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No wonder, if we see another fuel price hike soon, despite fall in international crude prices.
And the inevitable happened!

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Just saw news flash on NDTV,
Diesel price hiked by 10 paise. The hike will go as increased commission to the retailers.

Hope the strike is called off now.
And petrol prices are hiked by 41p/litre. 21p will go to dealers as commission and the Govt. will pocket rest of the 20 paise (for mediating the deal?)

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Just tanked up at a nearby petrol pump and noticed that the lights were switched off. Guess they are joining the protests as early as possible
I think the strike will be called off now so we can relax at the cost of shelling out some more money for fuel in future.
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