Giving details of the prices of petroleum products as on December 19 in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the incidence of taxes and dealers commissions work out to be 96.9 per cent in case of petrol and 60.3 per cent for diesel.
Petrol price had touched an all-time high of Rs 84 a litre in Delhi on October 4 but has since declined to Rs 77.28 per litre on Thursday. Diesel, which had touched a record high of Rs 75.45, is now priced at Rs 72.09 per litre in Delhi.
Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down 94 cents at $79.11 a barrel late on Thursday. It has dropped by more than $7 from a high of $86.74 reached on October 3 amid rising US crude inventories, Saudi-US tension and falling Iranian exports.
Fuel prices have been climbing since August 16. The rising fuel prices have created a political storm with the Opposition launching a scathing attack against the Narendra Modi government, which has cited international factors for it.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday reserved their order on the extension of the Odd-even formula for a week after lawyer R. K. Kapoor presented the loopholes of the formula and said it has failed to control the city's pollution. He further emphasised that the formula has only been limited to petrol cars which do not contribute to pollution as much as the exempted diesel cars and trucks, which generate maximum pollution.