Updated: April 7, 2021 12:54:12 pm
Petrol and diesel price today: Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged across the country for the eighth consecutive day on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The auto fuel prices were last changed on March 30, when petrol fell by 22 paise per litre and diesel slipped by 23 paise in the national capital.
Petrol price in Delhi is unchanged at Rs 90.56 per litre while diesel is available for Rs 80.87. In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 96.98, while diesel costs Rs 87.96, data available on Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed.
The auto 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 are generally revised on a daily basis in line with benchmark international crude prices and foreign exchange rates.
In the global market, oil prices edged higher on Wednesday on the prospects for stronger global economic growth amid increased COVID-19 vaccinations and a report that crude inventories in the United States, the world’s biggest fuel consumer, fell. But optimism about talks between the United States and Iran over Iran’s nuclear programme and an impending increase in supply by major oil producers capped gains, Reuters reported earlier today.
Brent crude futures for June rose by 16 cents (0.3 per cent) to $62.90 a barrel by 0657 GMT while US West Texas Intermediate crude for May was up 14 cents (0.2 per cent) to $59.47, the report said.
Here’s what you pay for a litre of petrol and diesel in your city on Wednesday, April 7, 2021:
|City||Petrol (Rs/litre)||Diesel (Rs/litre)|
|Source: Indian Oil Corporation|
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