When One Litre Petrol Costs Rs. 30, Why Selling At Rs. 70?

(News Source: http://www.bbc.com/tamil/global-41323673)

As per the status on September 15, the cost of crude oil that India buys from international market is 54.58 dollars per barrel.

What Is the Price of Petrol & Diesel? At What Price Are They Sold To People?

Petrol

Diesel

Steady Trade Import Price
Looking at the status on September 19, As per the daily price fixation practice, landing cost of one litre of petrol reaching India:
(This is after including import price, international transport expenses and charges)

Rs. 27.74

Rs. 27.98

Marketing Expenses, Profit, and Other Charges

Rs. 2.74

Rs. 2.35

Price When Reaching the Dealer

Rs. 30.48

Rs. 30.33

Excise Duty

Rs. 21.48

Rs. 17.33

Dealer Commission (average)

Rs. 3.57

Rs. 2.50

Value Added Tax

(27%) Rs. 14.99

(16.75%) Rs. 8.44

Pollution Cess

-

Rs. 0.25

Retail Selling Price in Delhi

Rs. 70.52

Rs. 58.85



Price of Petrol in India's Neighbour Countries
(per 2017 September 11 status, from Global Petrol Prices*2017 September 15 price details)

Petrol

Afganisthan

Rs. 41.15

Pakisthan

Rs. 42.54

Srilanka

Rs. 53.72

Nepal

Rs. 61.35

Bhutan

Rs. 62.20

China

Rs. 64.42

Bangladesh

Rs. 69.46

India

Rs. 70.43*