“Today (on Tuesday), share price of BPCL and HPCL are up owing to fall in crude prices to near 18-year low (crude oil price slipped below USD 20 per bbl). Fall in crude prices leads to an increase in net marketing margins of BPCL, HPCL, and IOCL,” Yogesh Patil, research analyst, Reliance Securities, said.
The BSE’s oil and gas index was the top gainer in the deck, rising 8.72 per cent.
Meanwhile, in the equity market, the 30-share BSE Sensex closed in the positive territory, ending 1,028.17 points or 3.62 per cent higher at 29,468.49. SUM HRS