Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise

Chennai: After keeping the rates unchanged Friday, the oil marketing companies today hiked the fuel prices.

They increased the price of petrol and diesel by 80 paise a litre each in the capital. In Delhi, a litre of petrol will cost now Rs 102.61 and a litre of diesel will be sold at Rs 93.87.

While in Chennai, the price of petrol has been increased by 76 paise and it is now sold at Rs 108.21 and diesel at Rs 98.28. In Kolkata, the price of petrol is Rs 112.19, increased by 84 paise and diesel is Rs 97.02, increased by 80 paise.

Since 22 March, the day when oil retailers restarted the daily revision of petrol and diesel prices, fuel has become costlier by Rs 7.20 per litre. Oil marketing companies had restarted increasing petrol prices in the country after a hiatus of 137 days.

Increase in petrol and diesel prices comes in the backdrop of rising crude oil prices in global markets amid the Russia-Ukraine war.