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RASH OF OIL PRICES THIS WEEK AND NEXT SENDS TRANSPORT GROUPS RALLYING
An Except of A Report from GMA NEWS TV:
Energy Undersecretary Jose Layug Jr. said they were advised by Petron and Chevron their P1/liter increase Wednesday was only "preliminary," adding the department's calculations indicated a higher price hike.
"Ayon sa aming calculation medyo mataas ang inaasahan natin at ito ang nakita nating movement sa international market last week," Layug said in an interview on dzBB radio.
When asked if consumers can expect another price hike within this week, he said, "Mukhang meron pa."
A separate report on dzBB radio earlier said Petron and Chevron effected a P1/liter hike for regular gasoline and diesel products starting Wednesday.
It said another company, Eastern Petroleum, will increase prices of gas by P1.75 per liter and diesel and kerosene by P1.50 per liter.
Layug said the DOE's calculations were "closer" to the price adjustments by Eastern Petroleum, adding Petron and Chevron were to "stagger" their price hikes