New Delhi: On Tuesday, State-run oil marketing companies kept the prices of petrol and diesel unchanged across the major cities. In national capital Delhi, a litre of petrol costs Rs 72.86 while diesel is retailing at Rs 66.09 a litre, no change compared with Monday’s price. Also, the fuel price in the country is dependent on the global crude prices and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate as India imports 80 per cent of its crude requirements.
While in term of Major Metro cities in Chennai, citizens have to shell out Rs 75.62 for a litre of petrol while diesel costs Rs 69.78 per litre, as per data available with Indian Oil Corp website. Similarly, in Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 74.88 per litre and diesel costs Rs 67.83 a litre, no change in prices compared with yesterday’s rates. In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 78.43 per litre and diesel can be availed at Rs 69.17 a litre, no price revision as against Monday’s rate. In Gurugram also, petrol price is stable at Rs 72.74 and diesel price stood at Rs 65.32. In Noida, petrol, diesel prices remained unchanged at Rs 72.20 and Rs 65.21 respectively.
Worth mentioning here is that the retail fuel prices remained unchanged on Monday in Delhi. However, petrol and diesel prices were reduced by 5 paise and 10 paise respectively across other major cities of the country on Monday. Since the starting of this year, the price of petrol was increased by about Rs 4 a litre and that of diesel by about Rs 5 a litre. On Tuesday, in the international oil market, crude prices went up amid the US plans to impose more curbs on Iran and Venezuela. International Brent crude futures were at trading USD 69.27 per barrel, up 26 cents, or 0.4 per cent, from their last close.