Petrol prices in the national capital were at Rs 72.49 per litre -- the highest in over three years, data from Indian Oil Corp showed. The previous record was Rs 72.51 in August 2014.
Petrol price in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai was at Rs 75.19, Rs 80.39 and Rs 75.18 per litre respectively -- all three-year highs.
Previous highs in the cities were Rs 75.46 (Kolkata, October 2014), Rs 80.60 (Mumbai, August 2014) and Rs 75.78 (Chennai, August 2014).
Similarly, diesel prices have been hitting record levels every day for almost a week now. The trend continued on Thursday.
Global and domestic factors have spiked fuel prices. Production curbs by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and high demand have led to the surge. On Thursday, price of Brent crude oil crossed the $70 (a barrel) mark and stood at $71.03.
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