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Diesel Scales To Over One Year High Even As Crude Prices Decline


Even as global crude prices retreated lower as the US-Iran tensions subsided, auto fuel in India is seeking a hike and due to the recent hike there in the global markets, diesel on Thursday hit a high of Rs. 68.94 per litre. On January 6, petrol scaled to a 409 day high.

Diesel Scales To Over One Year High Even As Crude Prices Decline

Petrol and diesel prices have been revised daily following a dynamic model since June 15, 2017 and the price of the fuel in the domestic markets is arrived at by using a formula which makes use of a trade parity price. The oil marketing companies here use the rolling 15-day price of crude in the international markets.

The average price of Indian basket of crude in December was $65.52 per barrel, while that of Brent was $67.19 per barrel. This has come as both the US and Iran signaled of not being interested to delve into a deeper conflict.

Read more about: diesel petrol crude auto fuel
Story first published: Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:58 [IST]
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