Petrol prices hiked again, stay firm above Rs 85 in Mumbai; check revised rates in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata

By: | Updated: August 31, 2018 10:37 AM

Petrol prices were hiked on Friday across the four major metros. In Delhi, petrol is selling at a price of Rs. 78.52 per litre, implying a hike of 22 paise.

In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 85.93 per litre, a hike of 21 paise from yesterday.

Petrol prices were hiked on Friday across the four major metros. In Delhi, petrol is selling at a price of Rs. 78.52 per litre, implying a hike of 22 paise. In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 85.93 per litre, a hike of 21 paise from yesterday. Petrol is priced at Rs. 81.44 for one litre in Kolkata and Rs. 81.60 per litre in Chennai, data from IOC app showed. The revised rates are applicable from 6 am on August 31, 2018.

Yesterday, diesel prices hit a fresh record high across the four major metros. According to the latest prices, one litre of diesel can be purchased for Rs 70.21 in Delhi, a hike of 28 paise. In case of Mumbai, the prices were reduced to Rs 74.54, a cut of 30 paise. Notably, this is the sixth consecutive day of petrol and diesel hike by the oil marketing companies.

Oil prices fell on Friday amid concerns the trade war between the United States and China could intensify, although looming U.S. sanctions against Iran’s oil exports prevented markets from falling further. International Brent crude oil futures were at $77.55 per barrel at 0106 GMT, down 22 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close, Reuters reported.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 6 cents at $70.19 a barrel. Still, with Venezuelan supply falling sharply and concerns around U.S. sanctions against Iran that will target its oil exports from November, crude markets in August are on track to post a more than 4 percent rise for Brent and a 2 percent increase for WTI, Reuters reported.

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