New Delhi: Petrol price remained unchanged for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Diesel price, on the other hand, increased by 15-16 paise after a gap of nine consecutive days across major cities in the country on December 19.

For instance, in Delhi, the diesel prices increased from Rs 66.04 per litre on Wednesday to Rs 66.19 per litre on December 19. However, the petrol price in the national capital city remained unchanged at Rs 74.63 a litre, according to the Indian Oil Corporation website.

After the 15 paise jump from Wednesday’s rate, the diesel price per litre was Rs 68.60 in Kolkata, while the petrol price remained unchanged in the city at 77,29 per litre. In Mumbai, the diesel price increased by 16 paise on Thursday, retailing at Rs 69.43 per litre, while the petrol price remained unchanged at Rs 80.29 per litre.

Similarly in Chennai, the diesel price was retailing at Rs 69.97 (up by 16 paise) on Thursday, while the petrol price remained the same as that of Wednesday’s price.

Here’s how to check latest petrol and diesel prices through SMS:

  • Indian Oil (IOC) customers: Type RSP and send to 9224992249
  • BPCL customers: Type RSP and send to 9223112222
  • HPCL customers: Type HPPRICE and send to 9222201122

Note that the daily variations in the fuel prices in India are due to the fluctuating global crude prices and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate. Thus states across the country charges levies to adhere to the price differences. The fuel rates are revised by leading crude oil firms including Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum at 6 AM everyday.