The Fuel Stories: No Alternatives?
MOTORINDIA|March 2021
The distress caused by rising fuel prices on transportation is a chilling reminder that we are far behind in finding the right alternatives
Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

As a kid, I was always fascinated by the fact that a tiny fraction of a drop of fuel can sustain one full combustion cycle in an IC engine. As a grown-up man paying fuel bills today, the only thing I wonder about fuel is this – “how come its prices are always on fire?” Fuel prices hardly come down, even when international crude oil prices dipped negative to a sub-zero level around the mid-last year – one of the rarest events that happened in the oil industry post World War II! There’s no mystery here, we all know that the taxation on fuels is a ‘nasty’ cash cow assigned to fill the coffers of the governments. The users, and the ensuing inflation, are all just collateral damages!

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