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Why discounted Russian crude oil hasn't cooled retail fuel prices

Russian crude oil, which was less than 1 per cent of imports prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, rose to 8 per cent of India's crude oil import volume in April

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Russia Oil production | Russia Ukraine Conflict | Fuel prices

S Dinakar  |  Amritsar 

Combined Russian oil flows for Asia’s top two buyers, India and China, surged to records in April. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Indian refiners are not passing on the cost savings derived from purchasing discounted Russian crude oil to the end-users of diesel and petrol, according to data gleaned from actual imports of oil and the benchmark index of the Indian crude import basket.

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First Published: Thu, August 04 2022. 06:05 IST
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