New Delhi Following the daily revision in retail fuel prices, petrol prices rose for the fifth consecutive day across four metro cities in the country on Monday while diesel became costlier as well. Petrol prices in all the metro cities increased by 15-16 paise a litre while diesel became costlier by 13-14 paise.
Retail prices in Delhi were increased by 15 paise to Rs 70.91 per litre as against Rs 70.76 on Sunday. Diesel in the national capital became dearer by 13 to Rs 66.11 as compared to Rs 65.98 yesterday.
People in Kolkata have to pay Rs 73.01 for a litre of petrol after a 15 paise increase over Sunday’s rate. A litre of diesel costs Rs 67.89 in Kolkata, 13 paise costlier than yesterday’s rate of Rs 67.76.
Retail petrol price in Mumbai was increased by 15 paise to Rs 76.54, from Rs 76.39 recorded on Sunday. Diesel prices were raised by 14 paise from yesterday’s rate price of Rs 69.09 a litre. In Chennai, petrol is retailing at Rs 73.61, 16 paise higher than Sunday’s rate of Rs 73.45 while diesel price climbed to Rs 69.84, 14 paise more than yesterday’s price of Rs 69.70 a litre, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation website.
In Noida, a litre of petrol costs Rs 70.71 while diesel costs Rs 65.27. In Gururgram, petrol costs Rs 71.60 and diesel Rs 65.74.
To recap, retail petrol price had peaked to Rs 84 a litre in Delhi in October 2018 and it crossed the Rs 91 mark in Mumbai.
In the international oil market, crude prices went up on Monday, amid supply cuts by OPEC and US cubs on Iran and Venezuela. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at USD 66.78 per barrel, up 0.6 per cent, from their last close.