Petrol and diesel prices are seeing stability in many cities of the country today. According to the Indian Oil Corporation, even today the price of petrol in Delhi is Rs 101.84 while the price of diesel is Rs 89.87 per liter. The price of petrol in Mumbai is Rs 107.83 and the price of diesel is Rs 97.45 per liter. At the same time, the price of petrol in Kolkata is Rs 102.08 while the price of diesel is Rs 93.02 per liter. Petrol in Chennai is beyond 100. Here petrol is Rs 102.49 a liter, while diesel is Rs 94.39 a liter.
In Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the price of petrol is more than Rs 100. At the same time, petrol in Mumbai and Hyderabad has already crossed the Rs 100 per liter mark. Government oil companies had earlier increased the price of diesel by 17 paise per liter on 27 February 2021. After this, there was no jump in oil prices for more than two months. The price of diesel was increased between March-April. After the election results in five states, the price of diesel petrol is increasing continuously.
Petrol price hiked 41 times since May 4
The price of petrol has increased 41 times since May 4, while the price of diesel has increased 37 times and decreased once. Petrol prices went above Rs 100 per liter in 15 states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar and Punjab due to continuous increase in oil prices. In some districts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, petrol has become costlier by more than Rs 100 per liter. Diesel has crossed Rs 100 per liter level at some places in Rajasthan, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
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