State-run oil marketing companies have kept the prices of petrol and diesel unchanged across the country on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Fuel rates have been stable in the domestic market for over a month now.
It may be noted that petrol and diesel prices were last revised on November 3, when the Centre announced a cut in excise duty on fuels, providing relief to the consumers from all-time high fuel rates.
According to the Indian Oil Corporation, the country’s largest fuel retailer, petrol continues to retail at Rs 95.41 per litre in Delhi and diesel remains unchanged at Rs. 86.67 per litre in the national capital.
There has been no change in the prices of petrol and diesel across other key cities. In India’s financial capital, Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 109.98 per litre and people have to shell out Rs 94.14 for one litre of diesel.
Similarly, the prices of petrol and diesel remained unaltered in Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai, and stood at Rs 101.40 and Rs 91.43 per litre, respectively.
On the other hand, in Kolkata, petrol can be bought at Rs 104.67 per litre and diesel remains constant at Rs 89.79 per litre.
Among the four metro cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata), fuel rates are the most expensive in Mumbai and the cheapest in Delhi.
Fuel rates in other Indian cities
Talking about cities other than metros, in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, petrol is being sold at Rs 107.23 per litre and diesel costs Rs 90.87 per litre.
Apart from this, petrol is retailing at Rs 100.58 per litre in Bangalore and diesel for Rs 85.01 per litre.
Meanwhile, in Patna, the capital of Bihar, the prices of petrol and diesel stood at Rs 105.92 and Rs 91.09 per litre respectively.
In Lucknow, petrol is below Rs 100 mark and costs Rs 95.28 per litre, whereas diesel is available at Rs 86.80 per litre.
Petrol, diesel prices in major Indian cities:
|CITY||PETROL (PER LITRE)||DIESEL (PER LITRE)|
|NEW DELHI||Rs 95.41||Rs 86.67|
|MUMBAI||Rs 109.98||Rs 94.14|
|CHENNAI||Rs 101.40||Rs 91.43|
|KOLKATA||Rs 104.67||Rs 89.79|
|BANGALORE||Rs 100.58||Rs 85.01|
|HYDERABAD||Rs 108.20||Rs 94.62|
It is to be noted that in India, the prices of petrol and diesel vary from state to state and also in cities, depending on the local taxes like value-added tax (VAT) and freight charges.
Meanwhile, the state-run oil refiners such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise fuel rates on a daily basis, by taking into account the crude oil prices on the international markets and also the rupee-dollar exchange rates.