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Petrol, diesel prices at fresh highs as rates surge for second straight day – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices on Wednesday scaled new highs within the nation as rates had been hiked for the second day in a row.
Petrol worth was hiked by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 25 paise a litre, in accordance with a worth notification of state-owned gas retailers.
The improve took petrol worth to an all-time excessive of Rs 87.60 a litre in Delhi and to Rs 94.12 in Mumbai.
Diesel rates rose to Rs 77.73 per litre within the nationwide capital and to an all-time excessive of Rs 84.63 in Mumbai.
Rates differ from state to state relying on the native incidence of taxation (VAT) and freight.
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Rajya Sabha mentioned the federal government will not be contemplating a discount in excise obligation to chill rates from their document highs.
Rates have risen as worldwide oil prices crossed $61 per barrel for the primary time in additional than a yr on enhancing demand outlook amid the worldwide rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, he mentioned on Wednesday.
Central and state taxes make up for over 61 per cent of the retail promoting worth of petrol and about 56 per cent of diesel.
Fuel rates had gone up by 30 paise per litre every on Tuesday.
So far this yr, prices have risen by Rs 3.89 per litre in case of petrol and by Rs 3.86 on diesel.
Last week, Mukesh Kumar Surana, head of India’s third-largest gas retailer Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) had mentioned that oil corporations have little deal with to regulate retail prices. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) director (finance) N Vijayagopal on Tuesday had voiced an identical opinion.
Relief to shoppers can come from a reduce in authorities taxes, they mentioned.
Retail petrol rates have risen by Rs 18.01 per litre since mid-March 2020 after the federal government raised taxes by a document margin to mop up good points arising from fall in worldwide oil prices. Diesel rates have gone up by Rs 15.44.
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