New Delhi: In a giant aid for the widespread man, the continual rise in petrol and diesel prices got here to a halt on Sunday.
Fuel prices throughout the metros had been unchanged for the primary time after worth hikes for 21 consecutive days. Petrol prices, nonetheless, had been unchanged for a day throughout this 21-day interval after the each day revision based mostly on dynamic pricing was reinstated.
In the nationwide capital, petrol worth was unchanged at Rs 80.38 per litre on Sunday. Cost of diesel additionally was the identical as Saturday at Rs 80.40 a litre.
Since the each day worth revision resumed on June 7, petrol worth has elevated Rs 9.12 and diesel rose by Rs 11.01 within the nationwide capital. In the opposite cities the magnitude of improve was related.
Similarly, petrol prices within the different metros of Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata had been unchanged at Rs 87.14, Rs 83.59 and Rs 82.05 per litre respectively.
During the previous 21 days, the quantum of worth hike step by step declined from round 60 paise elevate for a couple of days, instantly put up the resumption of each day worth revision, to lower than 20 paise in the course of the previous few days.
In a historic improvement, the worth of diesel surged above that of petrol within the nationwide capital throughout this era. However, petrol worth is at the moment simply two paise away from that of diesel.
Officials in oil advertising and marketing corporations stated that it’s onerous to foretell which of the 2 fuels might be priced greater within the Capital because the hole between the 2 is nearly negligible. But petrol prices have proven extra volatility in worldwide markets which will take it forward as soon as once more in coming days.
Apart from Delhi, the retail prices of petrol and diesel have adopted the normal path in different metros with petrol being priced at a premium of between Rs 5 and eight per litre. The distinction between the auto gas prices in Delhi and different metros is due to the taxation construction.
While each petrol and diesel are at related ranges of taxes (state and centre) in Delhi, it’s greater for petrol in lots of different Indian cities.
Globally diesel is priced a tad greater than petrol. In India too, the bottom worth of diesel is barely greater than petrol however taxation at central and state ranges modified the complexion of retail prices.
If the worth of petroleum merchandise and crude maintain their positions in world markets, then petrol and diesel prices rise could cease for an extended interval and we could even see marginal fall in prices.
Fuel prices have been rising since June 7 when oil corporations started the each day worth revision mechanism after a hiatus of 82 days in the course of the lockdown.