Fuel prices register steepest daily hike, up 50 paise/litre

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 07, 2018 18:18 hrs
FILE PHOTO: A logo of Indian Oil is seen on the shirt of an employee at a fuel station in New Delhi

New Delhi: Domestic fuel prices witnessed the steepest hike in the year so far with around 50-paise raise on Friday across the four metro cities.

Both petrol and diesel prices have been at their all-time high in the country for around a week now, due to increase in crude oil prices and depreciation in the rupee against the dollar. Weakening of the Indian rupee makes the import of crude oil expensive.

In the national capital, petrol prices rose by 48 paise to Rs 79.99 per litre on Friday, from Rs 79.51 per litre on Thursday, according to data on the Indian Oil Corporation's website.



Similarly, in the other key cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, cost of petrol rose by 47 paise, 48 paise and 51 paise to Rs 82.88, Rs 87.39 and Rs 83.13 per litre on Friday, respectively.

Among the domestic factors, high excise duty in the country is a major factor for high fuel prices, according to market observers.

In tandem with petrol prices, cost of the other key transportation fuel, diesel, also increased on Friday. In fact, the rise in diesel prices was above 50 paise per litre across the four major cities.

Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices rose by 52 paise to 72.07 and Rs 74.92 per litre respectively. In the other metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Chennai, it was up 55 paise and 56 paise respectively, at Rs 76.51 and Rs 76.17 per litre on Friday.

The rise in diesel prices attract concern as the fuel is used in the transportation of goods including agriculture products and high prices of the fuel may lead to higher inflation in the country.

State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 07-09-2018) Petrol Current Price(Per Lt) Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt) Change(Rs)
Petrol price in New DelhiRs.79.51 Rs.79.31 0.20
Petrol price in KolkataRs.82.41 Rs.82.22 0.19
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.86.91 Rs.86.72 0.19
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.82.62 Rs.82.41 0.21
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.80.01 Rs.79.92 0.09
Petrol price in NoidaRs.79.72 Rs.79.64 0.08
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.82.03 Rs.81.89 0.14
Petrol price in BhubaneswarRs.78.41 Rs.78.06 0.35
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.76.56 Rs.76.36 0.20
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.84.30 Rs.84.09 0.21
Petrol price in JaipurRs.82.72 Rs.82.20 0.52
Petrol price in LucknowRs.79.63 Rs.79.47 0.16
Petrol price in PatnaRs.85.78 Rs.85.51 0.27
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.82.67 Rs.82.60 0.07
Petrol price in DelhiRs.79.51 Rs.79.31 0.20
Petrol price in KolkataRs.82.41 Rs.82.22 0.19
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.86.91 Rs.86.72 0.19
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.82.62 Rs.82.41 0.21
Petrol price in FaridabadRs.80.31 Rs.80.01 0.30
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.80.01 Rs.79.92 0.09
Petrol price in NoidaRs.79.72 Rs.79.64 0.08
Petrol price in GhaziabadRs.79.72 Rs.79.45 0.27
Petrol price in AgartalaRs.77.98 Rs.77.78 0.20
Petrol price in AizwalRs.75.39 Rs.75.64 -0.25
Petrol price in AmbalaRs.79.76 Rs.79.71 0.05
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.82.03 Rs.81.89 0.14
Petrol price in BhopalRs.85.23 Rs.85.03 0.20
Petrol price in BhubhaneswarRs.78.41 Rs.78.06 0.35
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.76.56 Rs.76.36 0.20
Petrol price in DehradunRs.80.27 Rs.80.12 0.15
Petrol price in GandhinagarRs.78.83 Rs.78.55 0.28
Petrol price in GangtokRs.82.70 Rs.82.50 0.20
Petrol price in GuwahatiRs.81.94 Rs.81.78 0.16
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.84.30 Rs.84.09 0.21
Petrol price in ImphalRs.77.56 Rs.77.40 0.16
Petrol price in ItanagarRs.75.00 Rs.74.81 0.19
Petrol price in JaipurRs.82.72 Rs.82.20 0.52
Petrol price in JammuRs.81.41 Rs.81.03 0.38
Petrol price in JalandharRs.85.01 Rs.84.57 0.44
Petrol price in KohimaRs.78.02 Rs.77.41 0.61
Petrol price in LucknowRs.79.63 Rs.79.47 0.16
Petrol price in PanjimRs.73.25 Rs.72.98 0.27
Petrol price in PatnaRs.85.78 Rs.85.51 0.27
Petrol price in Port BlairRs.68.50 Rs.68.33 0.17
Petrol price in RaipurRs.79.91 Rs.79.71 0.20
Petrol price in RanchiRs.79.00 Rs.78.72 0.28
Petrol price in ShillongRs.79.15 Rs.78.77 0.38

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