April 21, 2021 11:18:00 am
Petrol and diesel price today: Petrol and diesel prices remained steady across the country for the sixth straight day on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The auto fuel prices were last revised on April 15, when petrol fell by 16 paise per litre and diesel slipped by 14 paise in the national capital.
The price of petrol in Delhi was unchanged at Rs 90.40 per litre while diesel was available for Rs 80.73. In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol was retailing at Rs 96.83, while diesel costs Rs 87.81, data available on Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed.
Fuel prices differ from state to state as taxes get levied on them by both central as well as state governments along with the freight charges.
The central and state taxes make up for 60 per cent of the retail selling price of petrol and over 54 per cent of diesel. Centre levies Rs 32.90 per litre of excise duty on petrol and Rs 31.80 a litre on diesel.
Petrol and diesel prices generally are revised on a daily basis in line with benchmark international crude prices and foreign exchange rates.
In the global market, oil prices fell for a second day on Wednesday, weighed down by concerns that surging COVID-19 cases in India will drive down fuel demand in the world’s third-biggest oil importer, news agency Reuters reported earlier in the day.
Brent crude futures for June fell 48 cents (0.7 per cent) to $66.09 a barrel at 0515 GMT, after dropping 48 cents on Tuesday. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for June fell 52 cents (0.8 per cent) to $62.15 a barrel. The May contract expired on Tuesday down 1.5 per cent at $62.44, the report said.
Here’s what you pay for a litre of petrol and diesel in your city on Wednesday, April 21, 2021:
|City||Petrol (Rs/litre)||Diesel (Rs/litre)|
|Source: Indian Oil Corporation|
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