Highest Since August 2014: Diesel Prices At Record Rs 61.74 Per Litre, Petrol Cross Rs 71

Highest Since August 2014: Diesel Prices At Record Rs 61.74 Per Litre, Petrol Cross Rs 71

Diesel prices have touched a record high of Rs 61.74 per litre and petrol prices have crossed Rs 71 as international oil rates continue to rally. Petrol price rose to Rs 71.18 per litre in Delhi today, the highest since August 2014, according to daily fuel price list of state-owned oil firms. Diesel prices soared to their highest level of Rs 61.74 per litre in Delhi. It is being sold at Rs 65.74 in Mumbai, where the local sales tax or VAT rates are higher. Prices have been on the rise since December 12, 2017. Diesel in Delhi on that day was priced at Rs 58.34, and in past one month has risen by Rs 3.4. Petrol price has during the period risen by Rs 2.09, according to oil companies. Two the most traded benchmark crude globally have risen the most since December 2014 – Brent touched USD 70.05 a barrel last week and WTI reached USD 64.77. The rally in oil prices has renewed calls to the government to cut excise duty to cushion burden on common man. The BJP-led NDA government has during its tenure cut excise duty only once – by Rs 2 per litre in October 2017 when petrol price had reached Rs 70.88 per litre in Delhi and diesel was priced at Rs 59.14. Because of the excise duty cut, diesel prices had on October 4, 2017 come down to Rs 56.89 and petrol to Rs 68.38. Read More…

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