Consumers continue to get relief from the rising fuel prices as oil marketing companies (OMCs) have kept the petrol and diesel rates unchanged.
Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for the 13th consecutive day on Wednesday.
In Delhi, which fell to Rs 103.97 a litre on November 4 from the previous days' level of Rs 110.04 a litre, remained at the same unchanged on Wednesday. The diesel prices also remained unchanged in the capital at Rs 86.67 a litre.
In Mumbai, petrol continued to be priced at Rs 109.98 a litre and diesel Rs 94.14 a litre.
Fuel prices also remained unchanged in Kolkata where the price of petrol reduced by Rs 5.82 to Rs 104.67 per litre and that of diesel by Rs 11.77 to Rs 89.79 per litre in the first week of November.
Petrol price in Chennai also remained at Rs 101.40 per litre and diesel Rs 91.43 per litre.
Before price cuts and pause, diesel prices have increased 30 out of the last 53 days taking up its retail price by Rs 9.90 per litre in Delhi.
Petrol prices have also risen on 28 of the previous 49 days taking up its pump price by Rs 8.85 per litre.
Since January 1, 2021 petrol and diesel prices have risen by more than Rs 26 a litre before the duty cuts.
The excise duty cut by the Centre on November 3 was the first such exercise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the government had revised excise duty on petrol and diesel sharply in March and again in May last year to mobilise additional resources for COVID-19 relief measures.
The excise duty was raised by Rs 13 and Rs 16 per litre on petrol and diesel between March 2020 and May 2020 and was standing high at Rs 31.8 on diesel and Rs 32.9 per litre on petrol before finally the Centre decided on duty cut.
(With inputs from IANS)
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