The fuel prices were increased for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday across the country. The recent increase mirrors the constant rise in international oil prices which has pushed pump rates to their highest-ever levels.
As per to a price notification by the state-controlled oil marketing companies (OMCs), the petrol and diesel prices were again increased by 35 paise per litre each.
Petrol now costs rupees 109.34 ler litre in the national capital and rupees 115.15 per litre in Mumbai. While, diesel is now sold at rupees 98.07 per litre in Delhi and rupees 106.23 per litre in Mumbai.
In Kolkata and Chennai, one litre of petrol cost rupees 109.79 and rupees 106.04, respectively. While, diesel retails at rupees 101.19 per litre in Kolkata and rupees 102.25 per litre in Chennai.
Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the value-added tax, freight charges and other local taxes.
Although, the centre is in talks with different oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but no possibility found for immediate relief in increasing prices.