Petrol, diesel prices rise continues unabated

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices increased again on Sunday for a fifth consecutive day as global oil prices failed to relent and continued to remain firm.

Accordingly, the pump price of petrol in Delhi increased by 35 paisa per litre to jump to Rs 109.34, while diesel prices also increased by the same margin to reach Rs 98.07, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol prices have now risen to Rs 115.14 per litre, while diesel to Rs 106.23 a litre, the highest among all metros.

Across the country as well, petrol and diesel prices have increased between 35-40 paisa per litre but their retail rates varied depending on the level of local taxes on petroleum products.

The fuel prices have now increase on a fifth consecutive day. Before this after holding for a couple of days, fuel prices again has risen on previous five days by about 35 paisa per litre.

Diesel prices have now increased on 29 out of the last 37 days taking up its retail price by Rs 9.55 per litre in Delhi.

With diesel price rising sharply, the fuel is now available at over Rs 100 a litre in several parts of the country. It is very close to breaching the mark even in Delhi where it had rapidly climbed to Rs 98.07 a litre on Sunday.

Petrol prices had maintained stability since September 5 but oil companies finally raised its pump prices last week and this week given a spurt in the product prices lately.

Petrol prices have also risen on 26 of the previous 33 days taking up its pump price by Rs 8.15 per litre.

Crude price has been on a surge rising over three year high level of over $85 a barrel now as global demand remains firm while OPEC+ continues to move s lowly on increasing production.

Since September 5, when both petrol and diesel prices were revised, the price of petrol and diesel in the international market is higher by around $9-10 per barrel as compared to average prices during August.