Prices for petrol and diesel stayed constant on July 9 after oil marketing organizations halted price hikes. However, following a spike in rates for two days in a row on July 7 and 8, they remained at all-time highs across metropolitan cities.
Petrol prices have risen above Rs 100 per litre in the national capital, the last of the metro cities to do so. Prices in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Pune are already higher than that.
In Mumbai, petrol prices stay at Rs 106.59 per litre, while diesel remains at Rs 97.18 per litre. On May 29, the city became the first metro in the country to sell petrol for more than Rs 100 per litre.
In Kolkata, a litre of petrol costs Rs 100.62 and a litre of diesel costs Rs 92.65.
Petrol costs Rs 101.37 per litre in Chennai, while diesel costs Rs 94.15 per litre in Tamil Nadu's capital. In some areas of Rajasthan, Odisha, and Madhya Pradesh, diesel, the most commonly used fuel in the country, is above that threshold.
The impact of municipal taxes such as VAT and freight costs on fuel prices varies from state to state. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana have the highest VAT rates on petrol and diesel in the country.