Suppliers review the prices of fuels such as petrol, diesel, LPG and CNG from time to time. The prices vary in different parts of the country, depending upon factors such as benchmark oil and gas rates, local taxes and the rupee-dollar exchange rate. Domestic prices of petrol, diesel and LPG are derived from the global crude oil price, whereas the rates of CNG are calculated based on the price of natural gas. On Monday, the price of benchmark Brent crude was last seen trading at $45.14 per barrel, and natural gas at $2.36 per MMBtu or metric million British thermal unit.
In Delhi, the retail price of petrol stood at Rs 80.73 per litre, diesel Rs 73.56 per litre, LPG for automobiles (AutoGas) Rs 40.85 per litre and CNG Rs 44.23 per kilogram.
Here's how much pay for petrol, diesel, LPG and CNG in the four metros currently:
Petrol and diesel
|City||Price On August 15|
|Delhi||Rs 80.43 per litre||Rs 73.56|
|Kolkata||Rs 82.05||Rs 77.06|
|Mumbai||Rs 87.19||Rs 80.11|
|Chennai||Rs 83.63||Rs 78.86|
|(Source: Indian Oil website)|
LPG (Indian Oil AutoGas)
|Location||Price With Effect From August 1|
|Delhi||Rs 40.85 per litre|
|Kolkata||Rs 38.96 per litre|
|Mumbai||Rs 39.60 per litre|
|Chennai||Rs 37.59 per litre|
The fuel is marketed by Indian Oil Corporation under the brand name AutoGas. According to Indian Oil, it is about 40 per cent cheaper than petrol.
|With Effect From August 1||July|
|Delhi||Rs 594 per cylinder (14.2 KG)||Rs 594|
|Kolkata||Rs 621||Rs 620.50|
|Mumbai||Rs 594||Rs 594|
|Chennai||Rs 610.50||Rs 610.50|
Currently, the government subsidises 12 cylinders (14.2 kilograms each) per household every year. Consumers have to make any additional purchases of LPG cylinders at the market price.
|Location||Price With Effect From August 5|
|Delhi||Rs 44.23 per kilogram|
|Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad||Rs 50.08 per kilogram|
|Gurugram||Rs 55.00 per kilogram|