Petrol and diesel price update [5 August, 2022]: Fuel prices held steady on August 5, the latest price notification issued by fuel retailers showed. Fuel prices have stayed unchanged for more than a month.
Petrol in Mumbai is being sold for Rs 106.31 per litre and diesel for Rs 94.27. Petrol in Delhi costs Rs 96.72 and diesel Rs 89.62 a litre. Petrol and diesel are priced at Rs 102.63 and Rs 94.24 in Chennai and at Rs 106.03 and Rs 92.76 in Kolkata respectively.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to cut excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and on diesel by Rs 6 per litre on May 21. After that, several states also lowered the state tax or VAT on fuel to bring down the rates.
A litre of petrol would cost Rs 96.72 in Delhi. For a litre of diesel, you have to shell Rs 89.62 in the national capital. Petrol price stood at Rs 106.03 per litre in Kolkata while diesel was sold at Rs 92.7 per litre. In Chennai, petrol was available at Rs 102.63 per litre, while diesel would cost Rs 94.24 per litre.
The difference in the price of fuel in the states are due to the tax and the cost of transportation imposed by the central and state government.
How to check petrol and diesel price in your city:
Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise fuel rates daily, taking into account crude and rupee-dollar rates in international markets. Daily price changes for fuel are effected at 6 am every day.
To get the indicative prices of Petrol/Diesel in your city/town for the day, kindly SMS “RSP Dealer Code of Petrol Pump” to 92249 92249. For example, SMS “RSP 102072” to 92249 92249 for fuel prices in Delhi.