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Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.29 a litre, diesel gets dearer by 97 paise

Price Of Petrol Has Been Increased By Rs 1.29 Per Litre, While The Price Of Diesel Has Been Increased By Rs 0.97 Per Litre, An Official Release Announced. The New Rates Shall Be Applicable From Midnight Of January 1 And 2, 2017.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 02 Jan 2017, 07:44:38 AM
Petrol diesel price hiked new rates applicable from midnight

New Delhi:

Petrol price was hiked on Sunday by Rs 1.29 a litre -- the third increase in a month, and diesel rate was raised by 97 paise a litre -- the second hike in a fortnight.

The increase in rates announced by oil firms is excluding state levies and the actual hike will be higher.

The actual hike after considering VAT would be Rs 1.66 a litre in Delhi for petrol and Rs 1.14 for diesel.

This is the third increase in petrol price in one month and the second in case of diesel in one fortnight.

Petrol price was on December 17 hiked by Rs 2.21 a litre and diesel by Rs 1.79 per litre, excluding local levies.

 The actual hike after considering VAT came to Rs 2.84 per litre in Delhi for petrol and Rs 2.11 for diesel.

After Sunday's hike, petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 70.60 a litre from Monday as compared to Rs 68.94 currently. Similarly, a litre of diesel will cost Rs 57.82, up from Rs 56.68.

Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) revise rates on 1st and 16th of every month based on average international price in the previous fortnight.

"The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and Rupee-US Dollar exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision," IOC said in a statement.

It said the movement of prices in the international oil market and foreign exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes.

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First Published : 01 Jan 2017, 08:31:00 PM

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