Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
23-April-2012 15:12 IST
International Price of Crude Oil - Indian Basket Goes up to US$ 116.21/BBL on 20.04.2012




The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas increased went up marginally on  20.4.2012 to US$ 116.21 per barrel (bbl) as compared to US$ 116.06 /bbl representing previous trading day’s price of 19.04.2012.


In rupee terms also, the crude oil price increased up to Rs 6042.92 on  20.4.2012 from Rs 6022.35  per bbl on 19.04.2012. This was due to increase in crude oil price in dollar terms and rupee depreciation with rupee-dollar exchange of Rs 52.00/US$ on 20.4.2012 against Rs 51.89/US$ on 19.04.2012.


            The table below gives details in this regard:      




Price on 20 April, 2012 (previous trading day i.e. 19.4.2012)

Last Fortnight

April 01-15, 2012

(previous fortnight March 16-31, 2012 )

Crude Oil (Indian Basket)


116.21     (116.06)

120.58     (123.19)


6042.92   (6022.35)

6174.90   (6253.12)

Exchange Rate


52.00       (51.89)

51.21       (50.76)



RCJ/RKS –Daily Crude oil price- 23.04.2012