New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were today kept unchanged, according to media reports. The pause in the revision of fuel rates comes after oil marketing companies raised the prices for four straight days. Even as petrol and diesel prices remained static on Monday, the rates have already hit the record high-levels, the reports said.Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Remain Unchanged, Drop Below Rs 100 In These States: Check Fuel Price Here
Petrol Price, Diesel Rate Today
- Petrol price in Delhi is at its highest-ever level of Rs 105.84 a litre and Rs 111.77 per litre in Mumbai, according to a price notification of the state-owned fuel retailers. In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 102.52 a litre; while in the national capital, it costs Rs 94.57, as per an IANS report.
- Petrol price in Kolkata is Rs 106.43 per litre and diesel rate is Rs 97.68 a litre. In Chennai, the rate of petrol is Rs 103.01 per litre and diesel price is Rs 98.91 a litre.
There was no change in rates on October 12 and 13. However, after that petrol and diesel prices were increased by 35 paise for the fourth straight day, as per an IANS report. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Under ₹100 in These Cities. Full List Here
Diesel prices have now increased 19 out of the last 23 days taking up its retail price by Rs 5.95 per litre in Delhi. With diesel prices rising sharply, the fuel is now available at over Rs 100 a litre in several parts of the country. This dubious distinction was earlier available to petrol that had crossed Rs 100 a litre-mark across the country a few months earlier, the IANS report says. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Down in 25 States, UTs. Details Here
Petrol prices had maintained stability since September 5, but oil companies started raising the pump prices after that. Petrol prices have also risen on 16 of the previous 19 days taking up its pump price by Rs 4.65 per litre, IANS report.
International benchmark crude oil price has been on a surge rising over three year high level of over USD 84 per barrel now. Since September 5, when both petrol and diesel prices were revised, the price of petrol and diesel in the international market is higher by around USD 9-10 per barrel as compared to average prices during August.