Petrol price soars close to ₹75 a litre in Delhi
Petrol price in Delhi touched ₹74.95 per litre on Tuesday. Prices rose for a second day in a row after Indian Oil Corp (IOC) resumed the dynamic pricing system on Monday after a 19-day halt
Petrol price in the national capital touched ₹74.95 per litre on Tuesday, a fresh high, since it hit ₹76.06 a litre in September 2013.
Prices rose for a second day in a row after Indian Oil Corp (IOC) resumed the dynamic pricing system on Monday after a 19-day halt.
In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai also, petrol prices were at fresh multi-year high levels of ₹77.65, ₹82.79 and ₹77.77 a litre respectively, data from the IOC website showed.
The previous high in these cities was ₹78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and ₹79.55 (Chennai, September 2013) respectively.
Prices of diesel, which have been touching record levels, rose to a new high in all the metropolitan cities on Tuesday. It was sold at ₹66.36, ₹68.9, ₹70.66 and ₹70.02 per litre in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai respectively.
This rise in prices of transport fuels comes amid continuous gains in crude oil prices globally. The brent crude oil is currently priced around $78 per barrel.