Petrol and diesel rates have been hiked for the 6th day in a row. Petrol was up by an average of 13 paise today, while diesel got costlier by 18 paise on an average in the Indian metro cities.
The retail price of petrol per litre in the capital city of Delhi is now Rs 74.63; the highest since September 2013 (4 years and 7 months), as per Indian Oil's official website. The retail rates per litre of petrol in the cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai is at Rs 77.32, Rs 82.48 and Rs 77.43 respectively.
The diesel price per litre in Delhi is at a record high of Rs 65.93, while the rates in the cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai is at Rs 68.63, Rs 70.2 and Rs 69.56 respectively.
Indian fuel prices are the highest among South Asian countries as most of it accounts for taxes.
Petrol and diesel prices are determined mainly by international crude oil prices and the forex rate of rupee against dollar.
India is dependent on exports for 80 percent of its oil requirements. In this month, so far the petrol prices have been up by Rs 1.06-1.14 per litre while diesel has been up by Rs 1.53-1.63 per litre across the four metro cities.
Following is a table showing the difference in the prices (in Rupees) per litre of non-branded petrol and diesel between Friday and today.
Check the petrol rates in state capital across the country in Rupees:
State Capital Prices Agartala 70.41 Aizwal 70.54 Ambala 74.75 Bangalore 75.82 Bhopal 80.18 Bhubhaneswar 73.46 Chandigarh 71.77 Dehradun 76.33 Gandhinagar 73.94 Gangtok 77.6 Guwahati 76.73 Hyderabad 79.04 Imphal 72.74 Itanagar 70.61 Jaipur 77.32 Jammu 76.4 Jullunder 79.83 Kohima 73.1 Lucknow 75.83 Panjim 68.75 Patna 80.13 Pondicherry 73.42 Port Blair 64.39 Raipur 75.06 Ranchi 74.99 Shillong 74.04 Shimla 74.77 Srinagar 79 Trivandrum 78.61 Silvasa 72.57 Daman 72.5
Check the diesel rates in state capital across the country in Rupees:
State Capital Prices Agartala 64.01 Aizwal 63.25 Ambala 66.43 Bangalore 67.05 Bhopal 69.38 Bhubhaneswar 70.75 Chandigarh 64.01 Dehradun 66.22 Gandhinagar 70.81 Gangtok 67.65 Guwahati 68.83 Hyderabad 71.63 Imphal 64.03 Itanagar 63.27 Jaipur 70.25 Jammu 67.11 Jullunder 65.92 Kohima 64.3 Lucknow 66.05 Panjim 67.07 Patna 70.57 Pondicherry 68.07 Port Blair 61.86 Raipur 71.2 Ranchi 69.63 Shillong 65.74 Shimla 65.55 Srinagar 69.24 Trivandrum 71.52 Silvasa 66.7 Daman 66.63