Fuel prices in the country continued their upward movement on Sunday, September 30, with petrol costing nearly ₹91 a litre in Mumbai. In the country's financial capital, petrol was priced at ₹90.84 per litre, up from ₹90.75 on Saturday, data on the Indian Oil Corporation's website showed.
Petrol prices in the other key cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai were at ₹83.49, ₹85.30 and ₹86.80 per litre, respectively—all at new record levels—higher than the previous levels of ₹83.40, ₹85.21 and ₹86.70 per litre.
Petrol prices also rose in Bengaluru (₹84.15), Hyderabad (₹88.51), Chandigarh (₹80.36) and Ahmedabad (₹85.29) on Sunday.
In tandem with petrol, cost of diesel also rose to hit new highs on Sunday. In Delhi, per litre price of diesel rose from ₹74.63 to ₹74.79; in Kolkata ₹76.48 to ₹76.64, Mumbai ₹79.23 to ₹79.40 and Chennai ₹78.91 to ₹79.08.
The increase in transportation fuel prices comes amid surging crude oil prices. Currently, Brent crude oil is priced around $83 per barrel.
Sector experts also attribute the high domestic fuel prices to the high rate of excise duty across the country.
With IANS inputs