In Delhi, the price of petrol was increased from Rs 81.94 to Rs 82.03, according to the Indian Oil Corporation. In Mumbai, the petrol rates saw a rise of 10 paise from ₹ 88.58 per litre to ₹ 88.68 per litre. The prices of diesel, however, remained constant at ₹ 73.56 in Delhi and ₹ 80.11 in Mumbai.
The major fuel stations in the country like Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum, review petrol and diesel rates on a daily basis and implement any revisions with effect from 6 am every day. In the last 15 days, petrol rates have been hiked 12 times, barring August 19, 26, and 29, respectively. State oil companies started increasing petrol prices from August 16.
A litre of petrol in Chennai now costs Rs 85 and in Kolkata Rs 83.52. The price per litre of the two fuels varies from state to state because of different rates of local taxes and VAT imposed.
The incline in domestic petrol rates comes amid the recent fall in global crude oil prices. Meanwhile, diesel rates have remained unchanged for more than a month.