Petrol price in national capital crossed century market at Rs 100 per litre on Wednesday after a fresh hike of Rs 35 paise. A litre of petrol Delhi is being sold at Rs 100.21. The cost of diesel is Rs 89.53 a litre after oil companies hiked the price by 17 paise. This is the first time that petrol is retailing above Rs 100 in Delhi.
In Kolkata too, petrol breached the Rs 100-mark on Wednesday. Petrol currently costs Rs 100.23 while diesel is retailing at Rs 92.50 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol price now stands at Rs 106.25 while diesel costs Rs 97.09. In Chennai, people are shelling out Rs 101.06 per litre for petrol and Rs 94.06 for diesel.
The fuel prices continue to ascend across the country and have crossed Rs 100 in many states. Petrol now costs over Rs 100 in 16 states and Union Territories such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Ladakh, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Sikkim, Delhi and West Bengal
Global crude oil price is now hovering over USD 77 a barrel. It was over USD 80 a barrel in October 2018 and even the petrol prices hovered around Rs 80 a litre across the county.