- Petrol, diesel prices hiked for fifteenth day in a row
- Government has said it is looking at solutions to rising fuel prices
- Fall in crude oil price likely to bring some relief for domestic consumer
Besides global crude prices, excise duty imposed by the Centre and VAT by the states also determine the final price that consumers have to pay at the pump. So there is a wide variation in petrol and diesel prices across different states. Currently, petrol in Mumbai is most expensive compared with the rest of the country, according to Indian Oil's data on fuel prices in metros and state capitals. At Rs 86.08 per litre, petrol price in Mumbai hit a fresh all-time high on Monday.
Petrol and diesel prices are the cheapest in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar, compared to the rest of the country, data shows. While petrol is sold at Rs 67.42 per litre, diesel currently retails at Rs 64.8 per litre in Port Blair, as of May 28, according to Indian Oil. With that, Port Blair, Panjim, Agartala, Aizwal and Itanagar are the five cities with minimum petrol prices. In case of diesel, other than Port Blair, Itanagar, Aizwal, Chandigarh and Imphal have the minimum prices.
Here are the petrol and diesel prices across the country, as listed by Indian Oil Corporation:
|Metro/state capital||Petrol price on May 28 in Rs per litre||Metro/state capital||Diesel price on May 28 in Rs per litre|
|Port Blair||67.42||Port Blair||64.8|