Petrol nears ₹ 95/litre mark in Mumbai

New Delhi, February 13
Petrol and diesel prices touched new record highs on Saturday after state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) yet again hiked prices for the fifth consecutive day. As per a notification from fuel retailers, petrol price in Delhi was increased by 30 paise from ₹ 88.14 per litre to ₹ 88.44, while diesel was hiked saw a hike of 36 paise to ₹ 78.74. With the latest revision in fuel rates, it took petrol to an all-time high of ₹ 88.44 per litre and ₹ 94.93 per litre in Delhi and Mumbai, respectively. On Friday, the auto fuels in the national capital retailed at ₹ 88.14 and ₹ 78.38 respectively. Buyers in the financial capital will have to shell out ₹ 94.93 for one litre of petrol and will have to pay ₹ 85.70 per litre for diesel. Petrol price in Chennai has been increased to ₹ 90.70 per litre, which cost of diesel has hiked to 83.86 rupees per litre. In Kolkata, petrol and diesel retailed at ₹ 89.73 per litre and ₹ 82.33 per litre, respectively. Moreover, the two auto fuels in Bengaluru cost ₹ 91.40 a litre and ₹ 83.47 a litre for petrol and diesel, respectively.  
(Story sourced through agencies.)