Petrol price hiked again; reaches new record of Rs 82.22 in Delhi

Lloyd Doyle
September 24, 2018

Fuel prices saw a fresh hike on Sunday, providing no respite to consumers adversely affected by the continuous increase in the fuel prices. Petrol was being sold in New Delhi for Rs 82.72/ litre, in Kolkata for Rs 84.54/ litre, and in Chennai for Rs 85.99/ litre.

Meanwhile, in New Delhi, petrol is selling 12 paise higher at Rs 82.44 per litre, while diesel continues to be sold at Rs 73.87 per litre. The rates went up in other metros too; petrol costs Rs 84.54 per litre in Kolkata, and Rs 85.99 per litre in Chennai.

Prices of petrol and diesel have been on a rise since mid-August, rising nearly every day due to a combination of a drop in the dollar-rupee and rise in crude oil prices. Diesel price in the national capital stood at Rs 74.02 per litre, according to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

Cost of the fuel in all the key cities are at their record levels.

Fuel prices have been witnessing a steep rise since the past few weeks.

Fuel prices have risen by more than Rs 5 per litre - the most in any one-month period since the daily revision in fuel prices was introduced in June past year.

The Karnataka government has also announced a reduction in cess on transport fuels by Rs 2 per litre each across the state effective from last Tuesday.

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