Fuel Prices Hiked: Petrol By Rs. 3.38 Per Litre And Diesel By Rs. 2.67

Petrol price has gone up by a Rs. 3.38 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 a litre, reversing a two-month declining trend.



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Published on September 1, 2016

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  • Petrol & diesel prices go up by Rs. 3.38 and Rs. 2.67/litre respectively
  • This is the first hike after four reduction in fuel rates since July
  • The new prices are effective from today
After bringing down the fuel prices by up to Rs. 2 per litre last month, the Government of India has now increased the prices. Petrol price has gone up by a Rs. 3.38 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 a litre, reversing a two-month declining trend. As per the current fuel rates, petrol will now cost Rs. 63.47 per litre in Delhi effective today, up from Rs. 60.09 a litre, said Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest fuel retailer. Similarly, a litre of diesel will cost Rs 52.94 a litre as against Rs. 50.27.

The hike in fuel price, necessitated by a 13 per cent rise in international oil rates in the last fortnight, comes after four reductions. Rates were last cut by Rs 1 per litre in the case of petrol and Rs. 2 in diesel on August 16. The four reductions in last two months had led to the price of petrol in Delhi coming down by Rs 5.56 a litre and Rs 4.92 per litre in the case of diesel.

"During the current fortnight, crude oil prices in the international market have witnessed a steep increase by 13 per cent (over the US $5 per barrel) compared to the previous fortnight, with a corresponding increase in the international prices of petroleum products. The current level of international prices warrant an increase in prices of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers," IOC said in a statement.

IOC and other state-owned fuel retailers, Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) revise petrol and diesel price on 1st and 16th of every month based on international oil rate and foreign exchange ratio in the preceding fortnight. "The movement of prices in the international oil market and Rupee-US Dollar exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes," IOC added.


Last Updated on September 1, 2016

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