ONGC slips on buzz that govt increased fuel subsidy burden

Following the reports, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) fell by 6.1 per cent to touch a one-month low of Rs 279.35 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

On the National Stock Exchange, the stock slipped by 5.97 per cent to touch an early low of Rs 279.20 apiece.

According to media reports, upstream oil exploration companies will have to contribute Rs 30,000 crore to help compensate downstream fuel retailers for their subsidy burden in FY'11.

Other oil firms like Oil India and GAIL (India) were also trading under pressure. OIL fell by 1.41 per cent to Rs 336.15, while GAIL went down by 2.36 per cent to Rs 440 in early trade.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex was trading lower by 48.93 points at 18,296.10 at 1105 hours.

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