Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad: Fuel prices remain unchanged on Saturday, 14 January 2023, keeping costs steady for about seven months now. In Delhi, petrol price is priced at Rs 96.72, while diesel in the National Capital is retailing at Rs 89.62 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 106.31 per litre, and diesel is selling at Rs 94.27 per litre. The last country-wide change in fuel rates was on 21 May last year, when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slashed excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and Rs 6 per litre on diesel.
Since the cut of excise duty by the central government, some states have also reduced VAT prices on fuels. Himachal Pradesh government on January 8 increased value added tax (VAT) on diesel by Rs 3 per litre. The hike varies as per different fuel stations. On the other hand, the govt slashed taxes on petrol by 0.55 paise. After the revision, the VAT on diesel, will now go up to Rs 7.40 per litre from Rs 4.40 per litre, pushing prices in the state to Rs 86 per litre.
Petrol, diesel prices in Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Noida, Gurugram
Chennai: Petrol rate: Rs 102.63 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 94.24 per litre
Kolkata: Petrol rate today: Rs 106.03 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 92.76 per litre
Bengaluru: Petrol rate: Rs 101.94 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 87.89 per litre
Lucknow: Petrol rate: Rs 96.57 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 89.76 per litre
Noida: Petrol rate: Rs 96.79 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 89.96 per litre
Gurugram: Petrol rate: Rs 97.18 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 90.05 per litre
Chandigarh: Petrol rate: Rs 96.20 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 84.26 per litre
Mumbai: Petrol rate: Rs 106.31 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 94.27 per litre
Delhi: Petrol rate: Rs 96.72 per litre, Diesel rate: Rs 89.62 per litre
The prices of petrol and diesel change state by state, depending upon various criteria such as Value Added Tax (VAT), freight charges, the local taxes, etc. Public sector OMCs including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) revise their prices daily in line with international benchmark prices and forex rates. Any changes in petrol and diesel costs are implemented from 6 am every day.
Indian economy could face stronger headwinds in near-term as crude oil prices are likely to touch $110 a barrel in the third quarter. According to Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs’ global head of commodities research, Brent crude oil could touch $110 a barrel in the third quarter if China and other Asian economies fully reopen from COVID curbs. India is a major importer of crude oil and a weaker rupee has added to worries the over a higher Current Account Deficit (CAD). Even though India has benefitted from increasing share of Russian oil in its basket, a surge in demand from China could lead to overall increase in prices.