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:
Check the diesel rates in state capital across the country in Rupees: