Diesel prices come down, but petrol remains the same

Chennai: Diesel prices were cut for third consecutive day across metros today. Price of petrol, however, remained unchanged at record highs.

In Chennai, the diesel price fell by 18 paise, resulting in the fuel costing Rs 93.84 from Rs 94.20 a litre on the previous day. The price of petrol, which was recently cut down by Rs 3 after the DMK government announcement of a tax cut, did not see any change and sold at Rs 99.47 per litre.

Diesel rates have started falling since Wednesday after they remained frozen at the historical high for 34 days since 15 July.

International oil prices that fell for a sixth day on Thursday amid worries of surging Covid-19 cases and increased supplies of crude oil in the market from large producers, recovered a bit on Friday trade.


NT Bureau