New Delhi: Petrol price in Delhi fell below the Rs 70-per-litre mark on Monday for the first time after January and recorded the lowest level in 2018 at Rs 69.86 per litre.
On Sunday, petrol was sold at Rs 70.07 a litre in the national capital, data on the Indian Oil Corp' website showed, and the previous low of petrol price in the national capital for 2018 was Rs 69.97 recorded on January 4.
In southern metropolitan city of Chennai too, petrol price declined to the lowest level in 2018 at Rs 72.48, down from Rs 72.70 on Sunday. The previous low in the city during the current calendar year was Rs 72.53 recorded on January 4.
In Kolkata and Mumbai, petrol prices already hit the lowest level of 2018 earlier in the month and on Monday, they declined further to Rs 71.96 and Rs 75.48, respectively, against the previous price Rs 72.16 and Rs 75.69 per litre.
The decline in domestic fuel prices comes amid the recent fall in global crude oil prices.
As per the country's dynamic pricing mechanism, the domestic fuel prices depend upon international fuel prices on a 15-day average and the value of the rupee.
Cost of diesel also decreased in tandem with petrol. In Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, diesel was priced at Rs 63.83, Rs 65.59, Rs 66.79 and Rs 67.38 respectively, against the Sunday's levels of Rs 64.01, Rs 65.77, Rs 66.98 and Rs 67.58 per litre.
|State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 25-12-2018)||Petrol Current Price(Per Lt)||Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt)||Change(Rs)|
|Petrol price in Delhi||Rs.69.86||Rs.70.07||-0.21|
|Petrol price in Kolkata||Rs.71.96||Rs.72.16||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Mumbai||Rs.75.48||Rs.75.69||-0.21|
|Petrol price in Chennai||Rs.72.48||Rs.72.70||-0.22|
|Petrol price in Faridabad||Rs.70.95||Rs.71.29||-0.34|
|Petrol price in Gurgaon||Rs.70.69||Rs.71.06||-0.37|
|Petrol price in Noida||Rs.69.83||Rs.69.99||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Ghaziabad||Rs.69.71||Rs.69.87||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Agartala||Rs.66.75||Rs.67.08||-0.33|
|Petrol price in Aizwal||Rs.66.39||Rs.66.88||-0.49|
|Petrol price in Ambala||Rs.70.69||Rs.70.67||0.02|
|Petrol price in Bangalore||Rs.70.42||Rs.70.64||-0.22|
|Petrol price in Bhopal||Rs.72.72||Rs.73.02||-0.30|
|Petrol price in Bhubhaneswar||Rs.68.85||Rs.69.02||-0.17|
|Petrol price in Chandigarh||Rs.66.05||Rs.66.25||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Dehradun||Rs.70.23||Rs.70.39||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Gandhinagar||Rs.67.36||Rs.67.70||-0.34|
|Petrol price in Gangtok||Rs.73.25||Rs.73.45||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Guwahati||Rs.69.39||Rs.69.66||-0.27|
|Petrol price in Hyderabad||Rs.74.09||Rs.74.31||-0.22|
|Petrol price in Imphal||Rs.66.17||Rs.66.33||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Itanagar||Rs.64.01||Rs.63.99||0.02|
|Petrol price in Jaipur||Rs.70.49||Rs.70.92||-0.43|
|Petrol price in Jammu||Rs.71.38||Rs.71.54||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Jalandhar||Rs.74.85||Rs.75.05||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Kohima||Rs.68.45||Rs.68.03||0.42|
|Petrol price in Lucknow||Rs.69.76||Rs.69.76||0.00|
|Petrol price in Panjim||Rs.62.19||Rs.62.56||-0.37|
|Petrol price in Patna||Rs.74.00||Rs.74.39||-0.39|
|Petrol price in Port Blair||Rs.60.47||Rs.60.65||-0.18|
|Petrol price in Raipur||Rs.68.35||Rs.68.54||-0.19|
|Petrol price in Ranchi||Rs.68.82||Rs.69.02||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Shillong||Rs.67.11||Rs.67.52||-0.41|
|Petrol price in Shimla||Rs.68.96||Rs.69.17||-0.21|
|Petrol price in Srinagar||Rs.74.35||Rs.74.57||-0.22|
|Petrol price in Trivandrum||Rs.72.91||Rs.73.41||-0.50|
|Petrol price in Silvassa||Rs.68.30||Rs.68.50||-0.20|
|Petrol price in Daman||Rs.68.21||Rs.68.38||-0.17|
|Petrol price in Pondicherry||Rs.69.16||Rs.69.34||-0.18|
Source for prices: Indian Oil Corporation