Petrol, Diesel Prices Today: Petrol and diesel prices were kept unchanged on Monday, December 6. Last week, the Delhi government had reduced value-added tax (VAT) on petrol from 30 per cent to 19.40 per cent. The decision marked Rs 8.56 per litre reduction in petrol prices from December 2 in the national capital.
A litre of petrol now costs Rs 95.41 in Delhi; while diesel rates — which were kept unchanged — stood at Rs 86.67. Fuel prices in other cities have also remained unchanged since November 4, when the Centre had reduced excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 per litre respectively.
In Mumbai, petrol is currently retailed at Rs 109.98 per litre; while diesel is being sold at Rs 94.14 per litre. Among the metro cities, fuel rates are the highest in Mumbai. The rates vary across the states due to VAT.
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Here are the petrol and diesel price across the metro cities:
State-run oil refiners such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise the fuel rates on a daily basis, by taking into account the crude oil prices in the international markets, and the rupee-dollar exchange rates. Any changes in petrol and diesel prices are implemented with effect from 6 am every day.
Globally, oil prices rose by more than $1 a barrel after top exporter Saudi Arabia raised prices for its crude sold to Asia and the United States, and as indirect U.S.-Iran talks on reviving a nuclear deal appeared to hit an impasse. Brent crude futures for February gained $1.69, or 2.4 per cent, to $71.57 a barrel; while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for January were at $67.92 a barrel, up $1.66, or 2.5 per cent.