Petrol and diesel prices hiked for 3rd day in a row
New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the third day in a row across the metros by oil-marketing companies on Sunday. The hike was also reflected across the country.
Petrol is priced at Rs 71.67 per litre in New Delhi, Rs 73.73 per litre in Kolkata, Rs 77.28 per litre in Mumbai and Rs 74.39 per litre in Chennai, according to state-run Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOC) website, iocl.com. Petrol prices were increased by 14 paise per litre in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. In Kolkata, the prices were hiked by 13 paise per litre.
Diesel rates were at Rs 66.64 per litre in New Delhi, Rs 68.40 per litre in Kolkata, Rs 69.83 per litre in Mumbai and Rs 70.45 per litre in Chennai. In Delhi and Kolkata, the prices were increased by 7 paise per litre. In Mumbai and Chennai, the rates were hiked by 8 paise per litre.
Meanwhile, in Odisha, the prices were Rs 71.171 and Rs 67.077 for petrol and diesel respectively.
State-run oil marketing companies Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum revise fuel prices with effect from 6 am on a daily basis.
The domestic fuel prices are determined broadly by the global crude oil and rupee-dollar forex rates.