What made the government to hike the prices of petrol when the crude price is lesser than 2008 price.?

Price of petrol in 2008 was Rs.49.61 and crude price was $ 92.16 per barrel.
Today the petrol price is Rs.63.36 and the crude price is $ 91.95 per barrel.

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Update: . All have given very good points on the issue. As rightly said by Madhukar ji, only exploring the alternate energy energy will be the solution. But again the prices of such energy is not controlled by Government, we have to suffer only. There are some points raised by many answerers in the links below from an... show more .
All have given very good points on the issue.

As rightly said by Madhukar ji, only exploring the alternate energy energy will be the solution. But again the prices of such energy is not controlled by Government, we have to suffer only.

There are some points raised by many answerers in the links below from an article by Mr S Pushpavanam, Secretary, Tamilnadu Consumer Protection Group, Tiruchy.
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