After Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, petrol prices have crossed Rs.100 per litre Leh, while almost all districts of Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Telangana. Vehicle fuel prices rose again on Friday. As per the price notification of public sector petroleum companies, the price of petrol has been increased by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 28 paise per litre. The prices of vehicle fuel have increased 18 times in the last one month.
Petrol has reached its all-time high of Rs 94.76 per litre in Delhi. Diesel has gone up to Rs 85.66 per litre. The prices of fuel vary in different States due to local taxes like Value Added Tax (VAT) and transportation freight. Petrol has now exceeded Rs.100 per litre in all the districts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The highest VAT in the country is levied on fuel by these States.
The rise in crude oil prices in the international market has increased the prices of petroleum products. Brent crude oil has climbed above 71 dollars a barrel for the first time in the last two years in the international market. After continuous hike in prices, petrol prices in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Leh have also crossed Rs 100 per litre.
In Andhra Pradesh, petrol has exceeded Rs.100 per litre in all districts except Visakhapatnam. In Visakhapatnam, it is priced at Rs 99.75 per litre. In Visakhapatnam, diesel is Rs 94.08 per litre. Petrol in Adilabad (Rs 100.57) and Nizamabad (Rs 100.17) in Telangana has exceeded Rs 100 per litre. Petrol in Leh is Rs 100.43 per litre.