Petrol Price Crosses 90 Rupees In Mumbai, Cheapest In Delhi Among Metros
- A litre of diesel was sold at Rs 73.97 in New Delhi
- These petrol, diesel rates came into effect from 6 am on Monday
- Brent crude futures were at $79.71 per barrel at 7:08 am IST
Fuel prices rose on Monday between 5 paise and 12 paise across the four metro cities in line with global oil prices and a weakening rupee. Petrol price crossed the crucial Rs 90 mark in Mumbai, stated Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). A litre of petrol was being sold in Mumbai at the rate of Rs 90.08, according to the website of IOC, the largest fuel retailer of the country. Petrol was being sold in New Delhi for Rs 82.72/ litre, in Kolkata for Rs 84.54/ litre, and in Chennai for Rs 85.99/ litre. A litre of diesel was being sold for Rs 78.58 in Mumbai, Rs 74.02 in New Delhi, Rs 75.87 in Kolkata and Rs 78.26 in Chennai, according to iocl.com.
These petrol, diesel rates came into effect from 6 am on Monday.
On Sunday, a litre of petrol was sold at Rs 82.61 in New Delhi, Rs 84.44 in Kolkata, Rs 89.97 in Mumbai and Rs 85.87 in Chennai. A litre of diesel was sold at Rs 73.97 in New Delhi, Rs 75.82 in Kolkata, Rs 78.53 in Mumbai, and Rs 78.20 in Chennai.
The rise in petrol prices was 11 paise each in Delhi and Mumbai, 10 paise in Kolkata and 12 paise in Chennai. The increase in diesel prices was 5 paise each in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and 6 paise in Chennai.
Globally, oil prices rose as US markets tightened just weeks ahead of Washington's plan to impose new sanctions against Iran, with American bank J.P. Morgan warning of price spikes above $90 per barrel in coming months.
Brent crude futures were at $79.71 per barrel at 0138 GMT or 7:08 am IST, up by 91 cents, or 1.2 per cent. (With Reuters inputs)