Even as the news reports suggested that hike in fuel prices may be checked and state oil retailers who decide on fuel rate will look for cues from international rates, fuel prices have again been hiked on Saturday. The petrol price has been increased by 35 paise in Delhi, while diesel saw an increase of 26 paise. Post the hike today, fuel prices quote in the metros are listed out in the table below:
|City||Petrol rates in Rs/Litre||Diesel rates in Rs/Litre|
|New Delhi||Rs. 100.91||Rs. 89.88|
|Mumbai||Rs. 106.93||Rs. 97.46|
|Kolkata||Rs. 101.01||Rs. 92.97|
In May, Bhopal became the first city where petrol prices touched Rs. 100, thereafter cities like Jaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru also sold petrol for Rs. 100. In the country's national capital, petrol prices scaled to Rs. 100 mark on July 7, 2021.
Petrol across states in the country vary in price owing to freight charges as well as VAT implications.
Since May 4, this is the 39th time, fuel prices have been raised and price of petrol since then has been hiked by Rs. 10.51, while for diesel the hike has been by Rs. 9.09 per litre.