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Petrol, Diesel Prices At All-Time High Across India

After two days of hiatus, state-owned oil marketing companies on Friday hiked petrol prices by up to 37 paise. Petrol has already surpassed Rs. 100 a litre in 12 states and union territories
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By Charanpreet Singh

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Published on July 3, 2021

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  • Fuel rates were hiked on Friday across India, Untouched on Saturday
  • In Chennai, petrol has touched Rs. 100.13/L, diesel is at Rs. 93.72/L
  • Petrol rates in Mumbai is the highest among all metros at Rs. 105.24/L

Fuel rates are at all-time highs across the country. After two days of hiatus, state-owned oil marketing companies on Friday hiked petrol prices by up to 37 paise. As per details listed on the fuel retailer's website, petrol and diesel prices have remained steady on Saturday. In Delhi, petrol prices were hiked by 35 paise to Rs. 99.16 a litre from Rs. 98.81 a litre, while diesel remained steady at Rs. 89.18 a litre. In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol became dearer by 34 paise from Rs. 104.90 to Rs. 105.24 a litre, while diesel rates were left unchanged.

Also Read: Fuel Prices Touch New Highs; Petrol Breaches ₹ 110/Litre Mark In Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar​

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Petrol and diesel prices have touched new all-time highs across India

Here are the petrol and diesel prices across six major metros on July 03, 2021:

City Petrol Diesel
Delhi Rs. 99.16 Rs. 89.18
Mumbai Rs. 105.24 Rs. 96.72
Chennai Rs. 100.13 Rs. 93.72
Kolkata Rs. 99.04 Rs. 92.03
Bengaluru Rs. 102.48 Rs. 94.54
Hyderabad Rs. 103.05 Rs. 97.20

Other metro cities too witnessed a similar price hike. In Chennai, petrol had breached Rs. 100-mark, currently standing at Rs. 100.13 a litre while diesel stood unchanged at Rs. 93.72 a litre. In Hyderabad, petrol currently retails at Rs. 103.05 per litre, while diesel is priced at Rs. 97.20 per litre. In Kolkata, petrol prices breached Rs. 99-mark retailing at Rs. 99.04 per litre, while diesel is priced at Rs. 92.03 per litre. Fuel rates in Bengaluru are priced at Rs. 102.48 and Rs. 94.54, respectively.

Petrol has already surpassed Rs. 100 a litre in 12 states and union territories, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Ladakh. In Madhya Pradesh's Rewa and Anuppur districts, petrol prices on Friday reached Rs. 110.01 a litre and Rs. 109.65 a litre, respectively. However, diesel prices remained untouched at Rs. 100.42 a litre and Rs. 99.98 a litre, respectively.

Customers in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra will have to pay Rs. 107.56 a litre and Rs. 97.47 a litre for petrol and diesel, respectively. Fuel prices are the most expensive in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar where petrol currently stands at Rs. 110.40 per litre, while diesel retails at Rs. 102.42 a litre.

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In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol currently retails at Rs. 105.24 per litre.

Also Read: Fuel Prices Hiked For Second Straight Day; Diesel Crosses ₹ 100/Litre Mark In Anuppur​

Fuel prices vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation are the country's three major oil marketing firms and they revise fuel rates on daily basis. They also make necessary changes to align the petroleum prices with the global benchmark and dollar-rupee exchange rate.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2021


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