Diesel Rates up by 95 Paise a Litre; No Hike in Petrol Price

Diesel price hiked by 95 paise per litre, the second time this month. No change in petrol rates.

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Diesel will cost Rs 45.90 per litre with effect from midnight tonight. (Photo: iStock)

Diesel price was hiked by 95 paise per litre on Thursday, the second increase this month, but there will be no change in petrol rates.

Diesel will cost Rs 45.90 per litre with effect from Thursday midnight as against Rs 44.95 currently, Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, said.

This is the second hike in diesel prices this month. Rates were increased by 50 paise on October 1. Petrol price was not revised even on 1 October.

Petrol price was last revised on 1 September when it was cut by Rs 2 per litre to Rs 61.20 in Delhi. Diesel on that day was reduced by 50 paise.

State-owned fuel retailers – Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) – revise petrol and diesel prices on 1st and 16th of every month based on average imported cost and rupee-dollar exchange rate in the previous fortnight.

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