New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices continue to rise hitting fresh record high today. Petrol prices increased by Rs 0.31 per litre and touched Rs 79.15 per litre in Delhi. Diesel price has also gone up by Rs 0.39 per litre and touching Rs 71.15 per litre. In Mumbai petrol touched Rs 86.56 per litre while diesel increased to Rs 75.54 per litre, after a hike of Rs 0.44 per litre.
In Kolkata and Chennai petrol touched Rs 82.06 and Rs 82.24 per litre while diesel increased to Rs 74 per litre and Rs 75.19, respectively.
Last time petrol prices touched an all-time high on May 29, 2018 at Rs 78.43 per litre and Rs 81.06 per litre, Rs 86.24 and Rs 81.43 in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, respectively. Diesel prices reached an all-time high on May 29 at Rs 73.79 in Mumbai, Rs 69.31 in Delhi, Rs 71.86 in Kolkata, and Rs 73.18 in Chennai.
In Delhi, the price of diesel crossed the 70 mark on Friday when it went up to Rs 70.21 per cent litre. On Sunday diesel was sold at Rs 70.76 per litre. The petrol price in Delhi too increased by 0.16 per litre on Sunday. On Saturday, the petrol was priced at Rs 78.68/litre (an increase of Rs 0.16/litre).
On Sunday, in Mumbai, the petrol price was at Rs 86.25 per litre (an increase of Rs 0.16/litre) and price of diesel was at Rs 75.12/litre, which was an increase of Rs 0.36 per litre.
On the increasing petrol and diesel prices, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan had claimed that rise in crude oil price in the international market and devaluation of the Indian rupee against the US Dollar, are two factors responsible for the hike.