The Energy and Mineral Resource Division recently sat with owners of buses, trucks and filling stations and other stakeholders as the government is mulling to increase fuel oil price yet again.
State Minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid and officials of the division, Petrobangla and the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) took part in the discussion at the Bidyut Bhaban in the capital, several participants said.
The stakeholders said they were in favor of keeping the oil price unchanged amid the ongoing economic realities and the critical time of essential commodity price hikes.
Earlier in November last year, the government adjusted the price of diesel and kerosene, with a 23.08% increase to Tk80 per liter.
In the meeting, the Energy and Mineral Resources Division gave a presentation on the global energy situation, the BPC's daily accounts, and the subsidies on fuel oil.