Petrol, Diesel Prices Touch All-Time Highs On Tuesday

In Delhi, petrol prices were increased by 27 paise to Rs 91.80 per litre and diesel became dearer by 30 paise to Rs 82.36 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation

Petrol, Diesel Prices Touch All-Time Highs On Tuesday

Fuel Prices: Domestic petrol and diesel prices vary across states due to value added tax (VAT).

Petrol, diesel prices today: Petrol and diesel prices touched all-time highs across the metros on Tuesday after the country's largest fuel retailer - Indian Oil Corporation - hiked the prices for the second straight day. This was the sixth increase in prices since May 4, when the state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision observed during assembly elections in states such as West Bengal.

In Delhi, petrol prices were increased by 27 paise from Rs 91.53 per litre to Rs 91.80 per litre and diesel became dearer by 30 paise from Rs Rs 82.06 per litre to Rs 82.36 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation. Currently, petrol and diesel prices are highest in the financial capital of the country. Petrol in Mumbai was retailed at Rs 98.12 per litre, while diesel was sold at Rs 89.48 per litre.

Below are the latest petrol and diesel prices across four metro cities:

CityPetrolDiesel
Delhi91.8082.36
Mumbai98.1289.48
Chennai93.6287.25
Kolkata91.9285.20
Source: Indian Oil

The state-run oil marketing companies including Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum align the rates of domestic fuel with the global crude oil prices by taking into account changes in the foreign exchange rates. The new changes in fuel prices are implemented with effect from 6 am every day.

Meanwhile, oil prices fell on Tuesday as the prospect of the main U.S. East Coast gasoline pipeline remaining shut for the rest of this week led some U.S. Gulf Coast refiners to cut output, denting their appetite for crude.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 40 cents, or 0.6 per cent, to $64.52 a barrel at 0247 GMT, after gaining 2 cents on Monday. Brent crude futures dropped 45 cents, or 0.7 per cent, to $67.87 a barrel, after climbing 4 cents on Monday.