- Petrol price has risen 1.53-1.80% in four major cities so far this month
- Effective 6 am on September 12, petrol retailed at Rs 79.48 in Mumbai
- From June 16, oil retailers switched to daily price revision system
From June 16, oil retailers Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum - which account for more than 90 per cent of refuelling stations in India - started daily petrol price and diesel price revisions throughout the country. With an aim to instantaneously reflect global rate changes in cost in retail prices, the shift to dynamic daily revisions came after the state-owned oil marketing companies dumped the old practice of revising petrol and diesel rates on 1st and 16th of every month.
Since July, petrol price has risen by Rs 4.92-7.21 per litre, while diesel price increased by Rs 3.57-5.76 per litre, in the four major cities. In India, the dollar-rupee value and global crude prices determine the value of domestic fuel prices. Besides that central and state taxes are also levied.
How to check daily petrol price, diesel price
Indian Oil (IOC)
India's largest fuel retailer has announced an SMS service for consumers to check prices using their mobile phones. To avail this service, customers need to send an SMS to 9224992249 in the following format:
RSP DEALER CODE to 9224992249
The dealer code of each petrol pump would be prominently displayed in the petrol pump premises, Indian Oil has said. Customers can also check the dealer code from Indian Oil website.
Indian Oil has also set up a tool on its website to do this. For this, consumers can access the 'Pump Locator' facility available on its website - iocl.com.
Consumers can also get daily petrol and diesel prices using Indian Oil's mobile app, called Fuel@IOC. Besides fuel station locator and price check, the app also offers services such as e bills - to track fuel purchases, loyalty transactions and grievance tracker.
Bharat Petroleum (BPCL)
Consumers using Bharat Petroleum or BPCL dealer outlets can get prices through SMS. For this, they need to send an SMS in the following format to 9223112222:
Bharat Petroleum's mobile app in this regard is called "SmartDrive".
Bharat Petroleum has introduced a customer care helpline. BPCL Customer Care SmartLine 1800 22 4344 is "a single window system to listen to queries, suggestions, feedback and compliments related to any of our products and offerings", BPCL said.
Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL)
Consumers purchasing petrol or diesel from Hindustan Petroleum branded fuel stations can check prices by sending an SMS to 9222201122 in the following format:
HPPRICE DEALER CODE to 9222201122
HPCL's app is called "My HPCL". This app by Hindustan Petroleum, besides price check and dealer locator tools, offers services such as mileage calculator, oil change/PUC/Insurance/service reminders and tyre pressure chart.
Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum also have the 'Pump Locator' facility on their websites - bharatpetroleum.in and hindustanpetroleum.com respectively. All apps are available on both Google Play and Apple Store - for Android and iPhone users.
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