Possibility of diesel price hike unlikely on Thursday - official

NEW DELHI Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:17pm IST

An employee fills a taxi with diesel as her colleague clean the windows of the car at a fuel station in Kolkata September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An employee fills a taxi with diesel as her colleague clean the windows of the car at a fuel station in Kolkata September 19, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's state-run oil marketing companies are very unlikely to raise diesel prices on Thursday, following a government decision giving them the authority to do so, a senior government official with knowledge of the issue told Reuters.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma, writing by Matthias Williams, editing by Ross Colvin)

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