On Saturday, fuel prices were increased to new all-time highs after three days of halt.
Petrol prices per litre rose to Rs 91.17 in New Delhi, Rs 91.35 in Kolkata, Rs 97.57 in Mumbai and Rs 93.20 in Chennai.
Diesel prices per litre increased to Rs 81.47 in New Delhi, Rs 84.35 in Kolkata, Rs 88.60 in Mumbai and Rs 86.53 in Chennai.
These rates are revised on a daily basis by oil marketing companies in line with changes in the international prices and the rupee's exchange rate. However, the difference in retail prices of fuel across states is due to local, state and central government taxes on petrol and diesel.
On Friday, when asked about the concerns of consumers amiid soaring prices, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the price of these petroleum products will decrease as the winter season ends.
"Increase in petroleum price in international market has affected consumers too. Prices will come down a little as winter goes away. It is an international matter, price is high due to increase in demand, it happens in winter. It will come down as the season ends," Pradhan said in an interview with ANI.