The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Wednesday hiked fuel rates for the second consecutive day. With new prices coming into effect, the petrol and diesel prices have touched all-time highs across the country. According to details listed on IndianOil’s official website, petrol and diesel in Delhi became dearer by 30 paise a litre and 35 paise a litre, respectively. Customers in Delhi will have to pay ₹ 102.94 a litre for petrol and ₹ 91.42 a litre for diesel. In Mumbai, petrol is inching towards the 109-mark, currently priced at ₹ 108.96 a litre while diesel costs ₹ 99.17 a litre.
Here are the petrol and diesel prices across six major metros on October 6, 2021:
|Delhi||₹ 102.94||₹ 91.42|
|Mumbai||₹ 108.96||₹ 99.17|
|Chennai||₹ 100.49||₹ 95.93|
|Kolkata||₹ 103.65||₹ 94.53|
|Bengaluru||₹ 106.52||₹ 97.03|
|Hyderabad||₹ 107.09||₹ 99.75|
As for the other metros, petrol prices in Chennai stand at ₹ 100.49 a litre, receiving a hike of 26 paise, whereas diesel rates in the city touched at ₹ 95.93 a litre, after a hike of 34 paise. In Kolkata, petrol prices jumped to ₹ 103.65 a litre, after a price hike of 29 paise, while diesel rates touched ₹ 94.53 per litre, receiving a hike of 36 paise. At the same time, in Bengaluru, petrol reached ₹ 106.52 per litre, while diesel prices reached ₹ 97.03 per litre. The two auto fuels in Hyderabad stand at ₹ 107.09 a litre and ₹ 99.75 a litre, respectively.
Fuel prices are the most expensive in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar as customers now have to pay ₹ 114.92 a litre for petrol and ₹ 105.35 a litre for diesel. Petrol in Anuppur has touched ₹ 114.27 per litre while diesel has breached ₹ 103 mark, retailing at ₹ 103.03 per litre. Customers in Bhopal now have to shell out ₹ 111.45 a litre for petrol and ₹ 100.42 a litre for diesel. In Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, the two auto fuels have soared to ₹ 113.87 a litre and ₹ 102.67 a litre. Petrol prices in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra have jumped to ₹ 111.52 a litre from ₹ 111.23 a litre, seeing a hike of 29 paise. Diesel, on the other hand, has surpassed the ₹ 100-mark currently priced at ₹ 100.12 a litre.
Fuel rates vary from state to state based on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT. Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation are the country’s three major oil marketing firms, and they revise fuel rates on a daily basis.