New Delhi: The petrol, diesel prices have continued to surge for the third day in a row. In Delhi, the price of diesel continued to remain above the Rs 70 per litre mark which was crossed on Friday when it went up to Rs 70.21/litre (an increase by Rs 0.28/litre). Today, diesel will be sold at Rs 70.76 per litre. The petrol price in Delhi too has increased by 0.16 per litre for the second time. On Saturday, the petrol was priced at Rs 78.68/litre (an increase of Rs 0.16/litre). Also Read - Big Relief! Petrol, Diesel Prices May go Down Ahead of Diwali

In Mumbai, while the petrol price is Rs 86.25/litre (an increase of Rs 0.16/litre) and price of diesel is Rs 75.12/litre (an increase of Rs 0.36/litre). “Price of petrol in Delhi at Rs 78.84/litre (increase by Rs 0.16/litre) and price of diesel at Rs 70.76/litre (increase by Rs 0.34/litre). Price of petrol in Mumbai at Rs 86.25/litre (increase by Rs 0.16/litre) and price of diesel at Rs 75.12/litre (increase by Rs 0.36/litre),” ANI reported. Also Read - Congress Workers Ride Bicycles, Bullock and Horse Carts to Protest Fuel Hike, Pictures & Videos Go Viral

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. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Today: Fuel Rates Hike For 17th Day, Close to Rs 80 Per Litre in Delhi

Previous Price of Petrol

MonthDelhiKolkataMumbaiChennai
Sept 0178.6881.6086.0981.75
Aug 3178.5281.4485.9381.58
Aug 3078.3081.2385.7281.35
Aug 2978.1881.1185.6081.22
Aug 2878.0580.9885.4781.09

Previous Price of Diesel

MonthDelhiKolkataMumbaiChennai
Sept 0170.4273.2774.7674.41
Aug 3170.2173.0674.5474.18
Aug 3069.9372.7874.2473.88
Aug 2969.7572.6074.0573.69
Aug 2869.6172.4673.9073.54

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