Petrol and diesel prices hike for the 11th consecutive day
Rising fuel prices have pushed up petrol and diesel prices for the 11th day in a row while the general public is worried. In Delhi, petrol has gone up by 31 paise and diesel by 33 paise. Apart from this, the price of petrol in Delhi has reached 90 and people have to pay Rs 90.19 per liter. Diesel costs Rs 90.19.
In Mumbai, petrol is priced at Rs 96.62 per liter and diesel at Rs 87.67 per liter. In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 91.41 and diesel Rs 84.19. In Bangalore, the same rate is Rs 93.21 for petrol and Rs 85.44 for diesel.
In Mumbai, petrol was priced at Rs 96.32 per liter and diesel at Rs 87.32 per liter on Thursday. In particular, the price of petrol in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh has reached hundreds.
Fuel rates vary from state to state in terms of value added tax (VAT) and freight charges. Rajasthan has the highest VAT on petrol, followed by Madhya Pradesh. In Madhya Pradesh, petrol is taxed at 33 per cent plus Rs 4.5 per liter and 1 per cent surcharge, while diesel is taxed at 23 per cent plus Rs 3 per liter and 1 per cent surcharge.
Why are fuel prices rising?
According to an agreement reached between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its ally OPEC Plus with Russia, Saudi Arabia has decided to reduce oil production per day by 1 million barrels in February and March. Since then, international oil prices have been rising steadily. As a result, oil prices have risen to 63 a barrel. This has pushed up fuel prices.