Central Gujarat Petrol and Diesel Dealers’ Association (CGPDDA) has shot off a letter to oil marketing companies seeking help for fuel retailers. The association has said that petrol pump owners are facing losses and they need support from the companies or the government for their survival.
The letter written by CGPDDA president Mehul Patel states that the oil companies have recovered their inventory losses and the central as well as the state governments too have increased their taxes and duties to cope up with the loss of revenue.
“But no one thought of petrol pumps that are the most important channel partners. Sale at fuel stations is down by 85 to 90 per cent, resulting in very low income.