"We are examining it (EC order), and because the matter is also in the Supreme Court of India, we would like our Solicitor General or Attorney General to examine it. I don't want to comment further on the issue," he said.
EC had on Tuesday asked the government to defer notifying doubling of price of the fuel produced by companies such as Reliance Industries till the general elections are completed.
Moily said the government has already notified the price. The deferment of price hike will have a large implication on investment climate, particularly in oil sector, he said.
Moily said it would also result in subsidy going up if production is hit. "Unless there is production, there is no gas. If there is no gas, import will be more than 15 to 18 dollars (per barrel). That means to say - we have to live with that kind of an import and there will be higher price. That means the subsidy will go up," he said.
He said the government has taken the decision based on the Rangarajan Committee recommendations with due process and diligence.


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