Petrol and diesel price today: Rates unchanged for third consecutive day; check prices for your city
In Loksabha, the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday said that the price of petrol had been cut once during this period and that of diesel on two occasions.
New Delhi: The price of Petrol and Diesel were left unchanged for the third consecutive day at record highs on Tuesday. The state-owned oil marketing companies did not make any changes in the prices of petrol and diesel on Tuesday even as petrol have been raised 39 times during the current fiscal 2021-22, while those of diesel have been raised on 36 occasions. In Lok Sabha, the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday said that the price of petrol had been cut once during this period and that of diesel on two occasions.
Petrol in the national capital today costs Rs 101.84 per litre, while Diesel in the capital city is retailing at Rs 89.87 per litre.In Mumbai, petrol is priced at Rs 107.84 and diesel at Rs 97.45 per liter. In Kolkata today, petrol is selling at Rs 102.04 and diesel at Rs 93.02 per liter. In Chennai, petrol is selling at Rs 102.53 and diesel at Rs 94.39 per liter.
The price of petrol has gone up 9 times so far in July. However, diesel has become 5 times more expensive and once cheaper. Earlier in the month of June and May, the price of petrol and diesel had also increased 16 times. Significantly, the round of increase in petrol and diesel prices has started since May 4. After this, the price of petrol in Delhi has gone up by Rs 11.44 and diesel by Rs 09.14 per liter.
State-run oil refiners such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum revise petrol and diesel prices on a daily basis, considering crude oil prices in the international markets and rupee-dollar exchange rates. Any changes in fuel prices are implemented with effect from 6 am every day.
Several political parties have protested against the increasing fuel prices across the country. Political leaders including BSP chief Mayawati, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have raised concerns over the rising fuel prices and demanded its reduction.