Prices of petrol and diesel are continuing. On Friday, petrol was cheaper by eight paise in Delhi's national capital, while diesel price was up by 19 paise. While the price of petrol has been increasing steadily for the past two days, the price of diesel has been continuously increasing for 9th day. In the last 9 days, diesel has become costlier at Rs 2.73. Oil companies have been raising since the rise in crude oil prices recently.
In addition to Delhi on Friday, petrol in Chennai was costlier by eight paise, while in Mumbai and Kolkata it was 7 paise per liter. On the other hand, if it comes to diesel, it has been expensive in Kolkata and Chennai, apart from Delhi, 19 paise, whereas in Mumbai the price has increased by 20 paise per liter. Let us know that in the international market, crude oil prices rose more than one per cent on Friday.March delivery on the Intercontinental exchange was trading at $ 61.73 a barrel with an increase of 0.90 per cent in futures trading in Brent crude. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, the US light crude West Texas Intermediate's February delivery deal rose 1.13 percent and was trading at $ 52.77 a barrel.
Diesel prices have been increasing steadily since last 9 days. On January 9, the price of diesel in Delhi was Rs 62.24 per liter, which went up to Rs 64.97 per liter on January 18. Diesel prices have increased by Rs 2.73 in these days. For the last time, diesel prices were cut by 8 paise on January 6, 2019. The effect of the increase in petrol prices is also seen in Delhi-NCR. Petrol prices in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gururgram have been increased to Rs 70.40, Rs 70.27, Rs 71.64 and Rs 71.43 per liter respectively. Diesel prices are at Rs 64.26 a liter in Noida. While in Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gururgram, Rs 64.13, Rs 65.09 and Rs 64.88 per liter respectively.