Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow: The prices of petrol and diesel continue to remain unchanged on Tuesday as OMCs kept prices steady for the twenty-ninth day straight. Prices have remained undisturbed since Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a cut in excise duty on petrol by 8 per litre, and 6 rupees per litre on diesel earlier on 21 May 2022. Petrol price in Delhi today stands at Rs 96.72 a litre as against Rs 105.41 a litre prior to the cut in excise duty, while diesel will cost Rs 89.62 a litre as opposed to Rs 96.67. In Mumbai, one litre of petrol costs Rs 111.35 while diesel is retailing at Rs 97.28 per litre.
Public sector OMCs including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) revise the fuel prices daily in line with benchmark international prices and foreign exchange rates. Any changes in petrol and diesel prices are implemented with effect from 6 AM every day. Retail petrol and diesel prices differ from state to state on account of local taxes like VAT or freight charges.
After the Central government’s decision to cut excise duty, several state governments slashed VAT on petrol and diesel. After the finance minister’s move, the Kerala government announced a cut in tax on the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.41 and Rs 1.36 per litre respectively. The Rajasthan government has reduced VAT on petrol by Rs 2.48 per litre and diesel by Rs 1.16 per litre. The Maharashtra government reduced VAT on one per litre petrol by Rs 2.08 and diesel by Rs 1.44 per litre. The Odisha government also reduced taxes on petrol and diesel by Rs 2.23 and Rs 1.36 a litre respectively.
Petrol, diesel prices in Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Noida, Gurugram
Mumbai: Petrol price: Rs 111.35 per litre, Diesel price: 97.28 per litre
Delhi: Petrol price: Rs 96.72 per litre, Diesel price: Rs 89.62 per litre
Chennai: Petrol price: Rs 102.63 per litre, Diesel price: Rs 94.24 per litre
Kolkata: Petrol price: Rs 106.03 per litre, Diesel price: Rs 92.76 per litre
Bengaluru: Petrol: Rs 101.94 per litre, Diesel: Rs 87.89 per litre
Lucknow: Petrol: Rs 96.57 per litre, Diesel: Rs 89.76 per litre
Noida: Petrol: Rs 96.57 per litre, Diesel: Rs 89.96 per litre
Gurugram: Petrol: Rs 97.18 per litre, Diesel: Rs 90.05 per litre
Chandigarh: Petrol: Rs 96.20 per litre, Diesel: Rs 84.26 per litre
Crude oil prices rise on market caution over supply concerns
Oil prices rose 1% in early trade on Tuesday, clawing back more of last week’s losses as the focus returned to tight supply of crude and fuel products versus concerns about a recession hitting demand down the track, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures rose $1.32, or 1.2%, to $115.45 a barrel at 0040 GMT, adding to a 0.9% gain on Monday. The benchmark contract fell 7.3% last week in its first weekly fall in five. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose to $111.51 a barrel, up $1.95, or 1.8%, from Friday’s close. There was no settlement on Monday, which was a U.S. public holiday. WTI dropped 9.2% last week.