State-run oil marketing companies maintained petrol and diesel prices at existing levels on Saturday. into Delhi, the price of petrol stood at Rs 80.43 per litre and that of diesel at Rs 73.56 per litre, and at Rs 87.19 per litre and Rs 80.11 per litre into Mumbai, according to notifications from Indian Oil Corporation, the country’s largest fuel retailer. Currently, domestic fuel prices are reviewed on a daily basis, and any revisions implemented at the pumps with effect from 6 am. (Also Read: How To Find Latest Petrol, Diesel Rates into Your City).
The prices of petrol have been steady for more than a month, but diesel rates revised on many occasions. On Friday, the price of diesel was reduced by more than Rs 8 per litre into the national capital, a day after the Delhi government slashed the VAT applicable to the fuel to 16.75 per cent from 30 per cent.
Latest Petrol, Diesel Prices into Four Metros (into Rupees Per Litre)
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Currently, petrol and diesel prices are determined broadly by crude oil and forex rates, and vary from state to state due to factors such as VAT.
Crude oil prices gained some ground on Friday, a day after touching three-week lows, responding to a record decline into US growth as the coronavirus ravaged the world’s biggest economy and oil consumer. Global benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.62 per cent to close at $43.52 per barrel on Friday.
The rupee ended marginally higher at 74.81 against the US dollar on Friday, still down nearly 5 per cent so far this year.