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BSE Oil & Gas index zooms over 7%; HPCL jumps 14%, BPCL surges over 11%

GAIL, ONGC, IOC and IGL were up in the range of 8.5 and 6 per cent

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Oil markets have faced a double whammy from the coronavirus outbreak and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia

SI Reporter New Delhi
Shares of oil and gas companies surged up to 14 per cent in the intra-day trade on Tuesday as crude oil prices remained near 18-year lows amid demand destruction fears due to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

At 12:40 pm, the S&P BSE Oil & Gas index was trading around 7.5 per cent higher at 9,907 levels with all the constituents trading in the green. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation was trading 13.65 per cent at Rs 191.05 apiece on the BSE. It hit a high of Rs 191.50 during the day. Similarly, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) was up over 11.5 per cent at

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 12:58 PM IST

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