The oil marketing companies (OMCs) kept petrol, diesel prices unchanged across the metro cities on Thursday.
Last month, the Delhi government had reduced the value-added tax on petrol from 30 per cent to 19.40 per cent. With this, petrol prices in the national capital were slashed by Rs 8.56 per litre.
Accordingly, a litre of petrol costs Rs 95.41 in Delhi, while diesel rates stand at Rs 86.67 per litre.
In Mumbai, petrol is retailed at Rs 109.98 per litre, while diesel is being sold at Rs 94.14 per litre. Among the metro cities, fuel rates are still the highest in Mumbai. Fuel prices vary across the states due to value-added tax or VAT.
Diesel and petrol prices also remained static in Kolkata at Rs 89.79 and Rs 104.67. In Chennai too, they remained unchanged at Rs 91.43 and Rs 101.40.
State-run oil refiners such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise the fuel rates on a daily basis, by taking into account the crude oil prices in the international markets, and the rupee-dollar exchange rates.
Crude oil prices rose Rs 75 to Rs 6,374 per barrel on Wednesday, as participants widened their positions on a firm spot demand. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for the February delivery traded higher by Rs 75, or 1.19 per cent, at Rs 6,374 per barrel in 9,106 lots.
Globally, West Texas Intermediate crude oil was up 0.71 per cent to USD 86.04 per barrel, while Brent crude traded 0.41 per cent higher at USD 87.87 per barrel in New York.
(With inputs from Agencies)