There has been no change in the prices of petrol and diesel across the country on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, as fuel rates have been left untouched by the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) for over a month now.
Notably, oil companies have kept the prices of petrol and diesel stable in the domestic market for the last 41 days, since the Central government announced a reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10, respectively, on the eve of Diwali.
Meanwhile, Delhi was the latest city to slash VAT on petrol by Rs 8 on December 2, bringing down petrol prices to Rs 95.41 per litre in the national capital.
Since then, petrol continues to retail at Rs 95.41 per litre in Delhi whereas diesel prices have remained unchanged at Rs 86.67 per litre.
In India’s financial capital, Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel stand at Rs 109.98 and Rs 94.14 per litre, respectively.
Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai, petrol costs Rs 101.40 per litre and people have to shell out Rs 91.43 for one litre of diesel.
Similarly, petrol is available at Rs 104.67 per litre in Kolkata and diesel costs Rs 89.79 per litre.
It may be noted that the prices of petrol and diesel are the cheapest in Delhi and the most expensive in Mumbai among the four metro cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata).
Petrol prices above Rs 100 in these states:
Despite an excise cut by the Central government, the prices of petrol are still above the Rs 100-per litre mark in most Indian states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Fuel rates below Rs 100 mark in these cities:
Port Blair, Noida, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Jharkhand’s Ranchi, Shillong, Panaji, Shimla, Lucknow and Delhi are some of the Indian cities where fuel rates are below the Rs 100 mark.
Fuel rates in other Indian cities:
With petrol and diesel prices at Rs 82.96 and Rs 77.13 per litre respectively, fuel rates are the cheapest in Port Blair across the country at present.
In contrast, the prices of petrol and diesel are the most expensive in Rajasthan. Petrol is retailing at Rs 112 per litre and diesel costs Rs 95.26 per litre in Rajasthan’s Sri Sriganganagar. In Noida, petrol is available at Rs 95.51 per litre and people have to shell out Rs 87.01 for a litre of diesel. The rates of petrol and diesel in Noida are higher as compared to Delhi.
Meanwhile, in Patna, the capital of Bihar, the prices of petrol and diesel stand at Rs 105.92 and Rs 91.09 per litre respectively.
On the other hand, petrol is being retailed at Rs 107.23 per litre in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and diesel costs Rs 90.87 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|
|NOIDA||Rs 95.51||Rs 87.01|
|HYDERABAD||Rs 108.20||Rs 94.62|
|BANGALORE||Rs 100.58||Rs 85.01|
|PATNA||Rs 105.92||Rs 91.09|
|BHOPAL||Rs 107.23||Rs 90.87|
The prices of petrol and diesel vary from state to state and also in cities, depending on the incidence of local taxes like value-added tax (VAT) and freight charges.