Petrol, diesel get more expensive, retail prices up again 35 paise/ltr
New Delhi, October 14, 2021
Petrol and diesel prices rose again on Thursday after a two-day break, taking their retail rates to record high levels across the country.
In the national capital, petrol and diesel prices increased by 35 paise per litre to Rs 104.79 per litre and Rs 93.53 per litre, respectively.
In India's financial capital, Mumbai, petrol became costlier by 34 paise per litre to Rs 110.75 a litre on Thursday, the highest across all the four metro cities. Diesel also costs Rs 101.40 for one litre in Mumbai.
The increase on Thursday has come after fuel prices remained static for the past couple of days.
Diesel prices have now increased on 16 out of the last 20 days taking up its retail price by Rs 4.90 per litre in Delhi. The price of diesel has increased between 20-30 paise per litre so far, but, since Wednesday last week it has been increasing by 35 paise per litre.
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.
Petrol prices had maintained stability since September 5 but oil companies finally raised the pump prices last week and this week given a spurt in the product prices lately. Petrol prices have also risen on 13 of the previous 16 days taking up the pump price by Rs 3.60 per litre.