New Delhi: The diesel prices on Sunday witnessed an increase of 0.10 paise, costing Rs 66 per litre in Delhi and Rs 69.11 per litre in Mumbai. Meanwhile, no the petrol prices remained same in both the cities. (Track Fuel Prices)
On January 23, the petrol prices in the national capital witnessed a rise of Rs 0.13 per litre to cost Rs 71.27 per litre. On the other hand, diesel became costlier by 0.19 paise per litre, to cost Rs 65.90 per litre.
In Mumbai, petrol price was being sold at Rs 76.90 per litre while diesel at Rs 69.01 per litre on Wednesday, following a hike of Rs 0.13 per litre and 0.2 paise, respectively.
Notably, the fresh rise in fuel prices comes amidst the revision of global crude oil prices owing to a possible stifling of supply in the near future. The fuel prices have been seeing an upward trend and it was no different on Monday as there was a significant rise of 1.02 rupees per litre in case of petrol while diesel became costlier by 26 paise per litre.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier said that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country was because of the depreciation in the value of the Indian Rupee against the US dollar.
Last year on October 4, the petrol price had touched a record high of Rs 84 per litre in Delhi and Rs 91.34 in Mumbai. Diesel on that day had peaked to Rs 75.45 a litre in Delhi and Rs 80.10 in Mumbai.