Petrol at all-time high, diesel crosses Rs 100-mark in MP, Raj, Odisha, AP

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel price soared to an all-time high across the country on Friday after rates were hiked again by 25 paise and 30 paise a litre, respectively.
The price of petrol in Delhi rose it its highest ever level of Rs 101.89 a litre and to Rs 107.95 in Mumbai, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Diesel rates too touched a record high of Rs 90.17 in Delhi and Rs 97.84 in Mumbai.
Prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes.
The third increase in its rates this week has sent petrol prices above Rs 100 in most major cities of the country.
Similarly, sixth increase prices eight days has shot up diesel rates above Rs 100 mark in several cities in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan – which has the costliest fuel in the country because of local taxes and additional freight because of it being right on the border – saw petrol price rise to Rs 113.73 a litre and diesel to Rs 103.9 per litre.
State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) resumed daily price revisions on September 24 after international oil prices neared a three-year high. Global benchmark Brent crude is trading above USD 78 per barrel. —PTI

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