Petrol and Diesel Rate Today in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad: Fuel prices continued to stagnate on Thursday, 16 March 2023, keeping costs steady for about nine months now. In Delhi, petrol 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 prices of petrol and diesel change state by state, depending upon various criteria such as Value Added Tax (VAT), freight charges, local taxes, etc. 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 in May 2022, some states have also reduced VAT prices on fuels, while some have imposed cess on petrol and diesel. The Punjab government decided to impose a cess of 90 paise per litre on petrol and diesel in a meeting of the state cabinet. Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal also announced a cess on petrol, diesel and liquor in the second full budget of the LDF government. A social security cess of Rs 2 per litre will be slapped on petrol and diesel.
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
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
In commodities, both crude benchmarks hit their lowest since December 2021 and have fallen for three straight days. Brent crude, the global benchmark, settled down $3.76, or 4.9%, at $73.69 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) was down $3.72, or 5.2%, at $67.61, breaking through technical levels of $70 and $68 and extending the sell-off, according to Reuters.
Public sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation