new Delhi: There is no hope of getting relief from the price rise of petrol and diesel. After a break of one day, on Sunday (December 29), the price of petrol again increased by 13 to 15 paise per liter, while the price of diesel was increased for the fourth consecutive day. Diesel has become more expensive than 60 paise per liter in these four days. Oil marketing companies on Sunday increased the price of diesel by 19 paise in Delhi and Kolkata, by 20 paise in Mumbai and 21 paise in Chennai. At the same time, the price of petrol has been increased by 14 paise in Delhi and Kolkata, 13 paise in Mumbai and 15 paise per liter in Chennai.
According to the website of Indian Oil, petrol prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai have increased to Rs 74.88, Rs 77.54, Rs 80.53 and Rs 77.85 per liter respectively.
At the same time, the price of diesel in the four metros has increased to Rs 67.60, Rs 70.02, Rs 70.93 and Rs 71.48 per liter respectively. After four consecutive days of increase, the prices of diesel in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai have increased by 61 paise, 62 paise, 65 paise and 66 paise per liter respectively.
According to market experts, the inflation of petrol and diesel may increase further in the coming days, because in the international market, the price of crude oil has increased more than seven dollars per barrel this month. The February delivery contract for the benchmark crude oil Brent crude closed at $ 68.15 a barrel on the International Intercontinental Exchange last week, closing at $ 60.82 a barrel on December 3.
The determination of the prices of petrol and diesel in the country is mainly driven by the fluctuations in the price of crude oil in the international market, because India imports more than 80 percent of its oil requirements.