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An attendant at a petrol pump fills the fuel tanks of motorists with rates displayed behind him on a digital screen in Mumbai. (File photo) (HT PHOTO)
An attendant at a petrol pump fills the fuel tanks of motorists with rates displayed behind him on a digital screen in Mumbai. (File photo) (HT PHOTO)

Petrol nears Rs-100 mark in Bengaluru, Hyderabad after fifth hike in 9 days

  • Petrol and diesel price today were hiked after a day's gap.

  • Petrol and diesel prices have been increased 22 times since May 4.
  • Petrol price has gone up by more than 5 per litre in the last five weeks.

Petrol price is all set to hit the three figure mark in Bengaluru and Hyderabad after reaching the milestone in Mumbai recently. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the fifth time this month as the oil companies revised the prices of these fuel by 25 paise per litre.

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The latest hike means that Bengaluru will now have to shell out 98.75 per litre for petrol and 91.67 per litre for diesel. It will be more costly if you are in Hyderabad , where petrol price has been revised to 99.31 per litre and diesel hiked to 94.26 per litre.

Earlier , petrol price breached the three-figure mark in Mumbai. After Wednesday's hike , Mumbai will have to pay 101.76 per litre for petrol , while diesel will cost 93.85 per litre.

The costliest place to buy a litre of petrol in India is Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan , where the fuel comes at a price of 106.64 per litre. Diesel is not too far away , as Sri Ganganagar braces itself with the dubious record of both petrol and diesel hitting Rs-100 mark soon. A litre of diesel now costs 99.50 here.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost 95.56 per litre while diesel price has been increased to 86.47 litre today. In Kolkata , the price of petrol is now revised to 95.52 per litre , and diesel to 89.32 per litre. In Chennai , petrol will now cost 96.94 per litre and 91.15 per litre for diesel.

India has seen as many as 22 fuel price hikes since May 4 when the oil companies - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) , Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) - began revising prices upwards. The spate of hike came after a 66-day pause between March 24 and May 3 , when assembly polls were held in five states.

The recent series of hikes has shot up petrol price by more than 5 per litre , while diesel price has gone up by 5.56 per litre. The difference in prices in different cities may vary on the basis of freight charges , local taxes , and VAT.

Meanwhile , Crude oil prices also shot up today after positive outlook of global demand recovery. US WTI crude futures for July breached the $70 mark again to trade at $70.25 per barrel. Brent crude futures for August were at $72.58 per barrel.

  • First Published Date : 09 Jun 2021, 09:47 AM IST