Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday (February 11) peaked to new highs in the country as state-run oil marking companies (OMCs) hiked the retail prices of auto fuels across the country for the third successive day. After today’s rate revision, petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 22-25 paise a litre and 28-31 paise respectively across major cities of the country.
In Delhi, petrol prices climbed to Rs 87.85 (25 paise increase) a litre as against Rs 87.60 on Wednesday while diesel price rose to Rs 78.03 per litre as compared to Rs 77.73 a litre on Wednesday, as per data from Indian Oil Corporation website. Worth mentioning here is that in the national capital prices have risen by Rs 3.84 per litre in case of petrol and by Rs 3.91 on diesel in 2021. Also, retail pump prices have not seen a reduction in almost 11 months.
Motorists in Mumbai have to shell out Rs 94.36 for a litre of petrol after a 24 paise hike over Wednesday’s price. A litre of diesel costs Rs 84.94, 31 paise higher than yesterday’s price of Rs 84.63 a litre. In Kolkata, the pump price of petrol was raised by 24 paise to Rs 89.16 a litre, from Rs 88.92 recorded on Wednesday. Diesel costs Rs 81.61 a litre, 30 paise more than Wednesday’s price.