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Petrol, Diesel Rates Fall By Over 12 Paise: Check Latest Prices HERE

Fuel Prices: In Noida, Petrol Is Retailing At Rs 72.16 A Litre, While Diesel Price Is Rs 63.09 A Litre. The Price Of Petrol In Gurugram Is Rs 70.33 A Litre While Diesel Was Selling At Rs 62.20 A Litre.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 15 Mar 2020, 11:12:15 AM
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Fuel Prices: Petrol price was on Sunday cut by 12 paise a litre and diesel rates by 14 paise as oil companies moderated rate reduction (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Fuel Prices: Petrol price was on Sunday cut by 12 paise a litre and diesel rates by 14 paise as oil companies moderated rate reduction amid the fall in global prices to absorb the hike in excise duty on fuel by the government. According to the Indian Oil website, petrol rates are Rs 69.75 per litre in Delhi, Rs 75.46 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 72.45 per litre in Kolkata, and Rs 72.45 per litre in Chennai, respectively. On the other hand, the diesel prices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai remained at Rs 62.44, Rs 65.37, Rs 64.77, and Rs 65.87 per litre, respectively.

In Noida, petrol is retailing at Rs 72.16 a litre, while diesel price is Rs 63.09 a litre. The price of petrol in Gurugram is Rs 70.33 a litre while diesel was selling at Rs 62.20 a litre.

India is 84 per cent dependant on imports to meet its oil needs and any spike in global prices has a direct bearing on its economy. Not just imports but even domestic crude oil—which forms the raw material for making petrol, diesel and other petroleum products—is priced according to international benchmarks. Middle East accounts for more than two-thirds of the country’s oil imports, with Iraq and Saudi Arabia being the top suppliers.

Why Petrol, Diesel Prices Change Every Day?

The fuel prices are in India are revised daily. Petrol and diesel prices are revised every day at 06:00 am to sync it with the variation in global oil prices. Oil marketing companies (OMC) review the global fuel prices and decide petrol and diesel daily. Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum release the new rates at 6 am every morning. Generally, when international crude oil prices gain, prices in India move higher. Other factors also impact the price of fuel like rupee to US dollar exchange rate, cost of crude oil, global cues, demand for fuel, and so on.

Why Fuel Prices Differ In Every City?

The price of fuel includes excise duty, value-added tax (VAT), and dealer commission. As VAT varies from state to state, the price of fuel is different in every city.

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First Published : 15 Mar 2020, 11:12:15 AM