Petrol, diesel costs hiked once more, charges highest since 2013


The petrol value on Sunday touched a file excessive of 76.24 per litre and diesel climbed to its highest ever stage of 67.57 because the oil PSUs handed on 4 weeks of relentless rise in worldwide oil costs to customers.

Petrol value elevated by 33 paisa a litre in Delhi — the very best for the reason that day by day value revision got here into power in mid-June 2017, and diesel by 26 paisa, in line with value notification issued by state-owned oil corporations.

Charges fluctuate from state to state relying on native gross sales tax or VAT. Costs in Delhi are the most affordable in all metros and most state capitals.

With this improve, petrol has touched an all time-high, breaching the earlier excessive of 76.06 touched in Delhi on September 14, 2013. Diesel charges are additionally on the all-time excessive stage.

That is the seventh straight day of value improve since oil PSUs on Might 14 resumed day by day value revision after a 19-day pre-Karnataka ballot hiatus. In all, petrol value has been raised by 1.61 a litre and diesel by 1.64 in final one week.

In India, petrol is the most costly in Mumbai the place excessive native taxes has led a value of 84.07 per litre. Petrol has breached 80 mark in Bhopal ( 81.83 a litre), Patna ( 81.73), Hyderabad ( 80.76) and Srinagar ( 80.35), in line with the worth notification.

Petrol in Kolkatta prices 78.91 per litre whereas it’s priced at 79.13 in Chennai.

The most cost effective petrol is accessible in Panjim the place a litre comes for 70.26.

Diesel is the most costly in Hyderabad had been it’s priced at 73.45 a litre resulting from excessive native taxes. It’s priced at 73.34 in Trivandrum. Different cities the place diesel charges have crossed 70 mark are Raipur ( 72.96 a litre), Gandhinagar ( 72.63), Bhubhaneswar ( 72.43), Patna ( 72.24), Jaipur ( 71.97), Ranchi ( 71.35), Bhopal ( 71.12) and Srinagar ( 70.96)

A litre of diesel prices 71.94 in Mumbai, 70.12 in Kolkatta and 71.32 in Chennai, the notification stated.

Diesel is the most affordable in Port Blair the place it’s priced at 63.35.

On Friday, Financial Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg refused to say if the federal government will minimize excise responsibility on auto gas to ease the burden on customers.

The federal government is watching the state of affairs growing from oil costs hitting USD 80 a barrel — the very best since November 2014, and enough steps shall be taken, is all he stated stated with out elaborating.

Requested if the federal government would minimize excise responsibility on petrol and diesel, he had acknowledged that he has nothing to say on that entrance. “Simply watch.”

The BJP-led authorities had raised excise responsibility 9 instances — totalling 11.77 per litre on petrol and 13.47 on diesel — between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up funds as international oil costs fell, however then minimize the tax simply as soon as in October final yr by 2 a litre.

No sooner had Karnataka polled to elect a brand new state authorities, state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) on Monday ended a hiatus in revising petrol and diesel costs that started on April 25 and reverted to the 11-month outdated practices of adjusting charges every day.

Oil PSUs are estimated to have misplaced about 500 crore on absorbing greater value ensuing from the spike in worldwide oil charges and fall in rupee towards the US greenback in the course of the almost three week hiatus.

The benchmark worldwide price for petrol, used for revising price on April 24, had gone up from USD 78.84 per barrel to USD 84.97 on Might 14. It has additional risen to USD 84.97, indicating extra day by day hikes can be wanted to stage retail value with value.

Equally, benchmark worldwide diesel charges throughout this era have climbed from USD 84.68 per barrel to USD 90.28 pr barrel. Additionally, the rupee has weakened to 67.27 per US greenback from 66.62, making imports costlier.


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