Petrol, diesel prices: Fuel prices unchanged after two days of hike
Notably, the price of petrol-diesel has gone up 4 times so far in June. Earlier in May, petrol-diesel prices were hiked 16 times.
New Delhi: After two consecutive days of hike, there has been no increase in petrol and diesel prices today. Earlier on Monday, June 7, petrol became expensive by 28 paise per liter and diesel by 27 paise per liter.
In Delhi today, petrol is hovering at Rs 95.31 per liter while diesel is retailed at Rs 86.22 per liter. While in Mumbai, petrol is being sold at Rs 101.52 per liter and diesel is available at Rs 93.98 per liter. In Kolkata, petrol is selling at Rs 95.28 and diesel at Rs 89.07 per liter. In Chennai, petrol costs Rs 96.71 per litre and diesel is at Rs 90.92.
Notably, the price of petrol-diesel has gone up 4 times so far in June. Earlier in May, petrol-diesel prices were hiked 16 times. The fuel prices had gone up for four consecutive days from May 4. In the whole month of May, the price of petrol has gone up by Rs 4.09 in Delhi, while diesel has gone up by Rs 4.68 this month.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday blamed the recent surge in global crude oil prices for the fuel price hike in India.
"The prices of petroleum products have gone up. The main reason is that the price of crude oil has gone over USD 70 (per barrel) in the international market. This negatively impacts consumers here, as India imports 80 per cent of its oil requirement," he said.
When asked about his stand to include fuel in the GST regime as a measure to give respite to citizens from the price rise, Mr Pradhan said he agrees with the idea.
For the uninformed, petrol-diesel prices change daily and are updated at 6 in the morning. You can also know the daily rate of petrol-diesel through SMS. Indian Oil customers can get the information by typing the city code with RSP to 9224992249 and BPCL customers by typing RSP to 9223112222. Meanwhile, HPCL consumers can find out the price by sending HPPrice to 9222201122.