Kathmandu, May 23
The government-run fuel distribution monopoly Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased fuel prices once again, for the second time in the past eight days.
Of late, the corporation has been increasing fuel prices every fortnight. Whereas the last decision to hike the price was delayed by the local elections, the corporation did not wait for a fortnight to make another decision this time.
As per the statement made by the corporation on Sunday evening, the following changes have been made to the new price:
|Product||Previous price||New price|
|Petrol||Rs 170/litre||Rs 180/litre|
|Diesel/Kerosene||Rs 153/litre||Rs 163/litre|
|Cooking gas||Rs 1,600/cylinder||Rs 1,800/cylinder|
Despite the increase, the corporation is at a loss in the trade of cooking gas, petrol and diesel, its statement claims.