India: Petrol price today went up by 28 paisa and Diesel rate has been increased by 31 paisa per liter respectively. With these, fuel prices rose sharply for fourth straight day. Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) held back petrol and diesel prices rise for the past 18 days due to state elections. Petrol prices in some states have breached the Rs 100 per liter mark, according to an IANS report.
Petrol and diesel price rates have been increased but its quantum varied depending on the level of local taxes and levies in respective states.
Petrol and diesel prices have been increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by over Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per liter respectively so far this year, IANS reported.