Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow: The price of petrol and diesel has been left unchanged for the 84th day by OMCs on August 17. The most recent price reduction had come in Maharashtra when the state government announced a cut in value-added tax (VAT) on petrol by Rs 5 a litre and by Rs 3 a litre for diesel earlier last month. The cut in VAT is likely to cost Maharashtra’s state exchequer Rs 6,000 crore on an annual basis. For the rest of the country, prices have been steady since May 21 when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a cut in excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre, and Rs 6 per litre on diesel.
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 today costs Rs 106.31 against Rs 111.35 earlier while diesel retails at Rs 94.27 down from Rs 97.28 per litre earlier.
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 international benchmark prices and foreign exchange rates. Any changes in petrol and diesel prices are implemented from 6 am every day. Retail petrol and diesel prices differ from state to state because of local taxes like VAT or freight charges. On August 2, the government cut tax on diesel export to Rs 5 per litre and scrapped tax on ATF. However, it raised the additional excise duty (cess) on petroleum crude marginally from Rs 17,000 to Rs 17,750 per tonne. Tax on petrol export was removed earlier last month.
Petrol, diesel prices in Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Noida, Gurugram
Mumbai: Petrol price: Rs 106.31 per litre, Diesel price: 94.27 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 96.79 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 price
Crude oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after having hit 6-month lows in the previous trading session. The up-move came after data showed a larger than expected drop in US crude oil inventories. Brent crude futures were up 13 cents to trade at $92.47 a barrel. WTI Crude was at $86.80 a barrel, up 27 cents, according to Reuters.