Petrol, diesel prices reach record level

Chennai: Petrol, diesel prices jumped today to hit fresh all-time highs following a surge in global crude oil rates. In Delhi, petrol and diesel rates increased by 35 paise to cost Rs 106.19 and Rs 94.92 per litre respectively, according to oil marketing companies.

Petrol prices in Chennai breached the Rs 103 per litre-mark and is currently sold at Rs 103.31 per litre. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 112.11, and diesel is sold at Rs 102.89 per litre. Among the four metro cities, fuel rates are the highest in Mumbai.

In Kolkata, petrol was being sold at Rs 103.31 per litre, while diesel was at Rs 99.26 per litre today.

The Union government is in talks with several oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but there is no possibility of immediate relief in prices.

 

NT Bureau