Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Thursday, a day after diesel rates were hiked by 13 paise per litre.
In Delhi, petrol is priced at Rs 80.43 a litre and diesel at Rs 81.18. In Mumbai, the price of petrol is Rs 87.19 a litre and that of diesel is Rs 79.40. In Kolkata, while petrol price remained unchanged at Rs 82.10 per litre, diesel was retailing at Rs 76.33 per litre. In Chennai, petrol price remained unchanged at Rs 83.63 a litre, while diesel was retailing at Rs 78.22 per litre.
Unexpected rise in diesel prices despite slower demand has put the transport sector at a big disadvantage as rising fuel cost has further shrunk its margins. With the hike in diesel prices, the gap between the two auto fuels has further widened in the national capital. Last month, diesel prices overtook that of petrol in the national capital, in an unprecedented development.
Oil companies began daily revision of the two auto fuels from a June 7 after keeping the price unchanged for last 82 days during Covid-19 related lockdown. Since then petrol and diesel prices have increased by Rs 9.5 - Rs 11.5 per litre respectively. Last week petrol and diesel prices remained inched for four days before diesel prices increasing on Sunday and again on Monday.
(Inputs from Agencies)