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    Petrol & Diesel Costliest Ever As Oil Marketers Pass On Burden to Consumers


    Petrol and diesel prices per litre hit their all-time highs as state-owned oil marketing companies pass on their burden of the relentless rise in international crude oil cost in the last four weeks. Petrol price in metro cities was up by 33 paise per litre on an average at Rs 76.57 in Delhi, Rs 79.24 in Kolkata, Rs 84.4 in Mumbai and Rs 79.47 in Chennai.

    Diesel was up by 26 paise per litre on an average at Rs 67.82 in Delhi, Rs 70.37 in Kolkata, Rs 72.21 in Mumbai and Rs 71.59 in Chennai.

    Petrol & Diesel Costliest Ever As Oil Marketers Pass On Burden to Consumers

    Petrol crossed its previous all-time high of Rs 76.06 (14 September 2014) yesterday when it was priced at Rs 76.24 after a 33 paise rise.

    After the pre-poll 19-day pause in the increment in fuel prices for Karnataka elections, fuel prices have been hiked by close to Rs 2 in the last seven days.

    City May 21 May 13 Price Rise
    Delhi 76.57 74.63 1.94
    Kolkata 79.24 77.32 1.92
    Mumbai 84.4 82.48 1.92
    Chennai 79.47 77.43 2.04

    Prices in various states vary because of the incidence in taxes. Petrol is the most expensive in Mumbai at Rs 84.4, followed by Bhopal and Patna at Rs 82.17 and Rs 82.05. Other than these three cities, petrol prices have crossed the Rs 80 mark in Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Srinagar and Trivandrum.

    Check petrol rates per litre in your state below:

    State Capital Prices (in rupees)
    Agartala 72.31
    Aizwal 72.44
    Ambala 76.68
    Bangalore 77.81
    Bhopal 82.17
    Bhubhaneswar 75.39
    Chandigarh 73.64
    Dehradun 77.87
    Gandhinagar 75.88
    Gangtok 79.6
    Guwahati 78.72
    Hyderabad 81.11
    Imphal 74.65
    Itanagar 72.45
    Jaipur 79.32
    Jammu 78.29
    Jalandhar 81.83
    Kohima 75.03
    Lucknow 77.36
    Panjim 70.56
    Patna 82.05
    Pondicherry 75.36
    Port Blair 66.01
    Raipur 76.97
    Ranchi 76.52
    Shillong 75.95
    Shimla 76.74
    Srinagar 80.99
    Trivandrum 80.69
    Silvasa 74.48
    Daman 74.41

    Diesel is the costliest in Hyderabad at Rs 73.72, followed by Trivandrum and Raipur at Rs 73.61 and Rs 73.22 respectively. Check the rates per litre in your state below.

    State Capital Prices (in rupees)
    Agartala 65.92
    Aizwal 65.12
    Ambala 68.33
    Bangalore 68.98
    Bhopal 71.38
    Bhubhaneswar 72.7
    Chandigarh 65.86
    Dehradun 68.15
    Gandhinagar 72.89
    Gangtok 69.55
    Guwahati 70.79
    Hyderabad 73.72
    Imphal 65.89
    Itanagar 65.1
    Jaipur 72.23
    Jammu 68.99
    Jalandhar 67.78
    Kohima 66.18
    Lucknow 67.97
    Panjim 69.02
    Patna 72.5
    Pondicherry 70.06
    Port Blair 63.58
    Raipur 73.22
    Ranchi 71.61
    Shillong 67.62
    Shimla 67.46
    Srinagar 71.21
    Trivandrum 73.61
    Silvasa 68.64
    Daman 68.57

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    Story first published: Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:10 [IST]
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