A day after diesel price scaled a new high, no change in the price of petrol or diesel was reported in the Delhi on Tuesday. Oil marketing companies Monday hiked the price of petrol prices by 5 paise a litre to ₹80.43 and that of diesel increased to ₹80.53 (hike of Re 0.13) in Delhi.
In last 23 days, the price of petrol has gone up by ₹9.17 a litre while that of diesel has gone by a higher margin of ₹11.14 a litre.
After taking an 82-day break from reviewing fuel rates amid the coronavirus pandemic, retailers have been adjusting rates in line with costs from June 7. In Delhi, where the diesel costs more than petrol, both the fuels are now priced above ₹80. While petrol is selling at 19-month high level, diesel is at all-time high level.
New Delhi: Petrol ₹80.43. Diesel ₹80.53
Gurgaon: Petrol ₹78.65. Diesel ₹72.81
Mumbai: Petrol ₹87.21. Diesel ₹78.95
Chennai: Petrol ₹83.67. Diesel ₹77.78
Hyderabad: Petrol ₹83.48. Diesel ₹78.70
Bengaluru: Petrol ₹83.04. Diesel ₹76.59
The Congress on Monday launched a countrywide agitation against the government for raising prices of petroleum products 22 times in the past 23 days, with party chief Sonia Gandhi accusing it of setting “a new example of extortion”.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit back at her, saying the tax revenue earned from petrol and diesel is being used to fund welfare programmes for the poor and not to benefit any “son-in-law or Rajiv Gandhi Foundation”.