No change in diesel prices for 6th day in row; Delhi to Mumbai price remain at record highs
Diesel price in India today: The government has asked OMCs to stop raising fuel prices, and also to absorb Re 1 per litre hike in the product.
Diesel price in India today: On similar trend with petrol prices, the state-owned oil companies also kept price of diesel product unchanged on Sunday in various state capitals of India. There has been massive increase in diesel prices, which is why, metro cities and other state capitals have touched record highs, especially Mumbai, where it stood over Rs 70 per litre mark and now looks like Kolkata and New Delhi may also see prices at Rs 69 per litre and Rs 66 per litre mark. It needs to be noted that, diesel prices have remained unchange for fifth consecutive day today.
Diesel price in New Delhi: Diesel price in the national capital has neared to Rs 66 per litre-mark, as the product was available at Rs 65.93.
Diesel price in Kolkata: Similarly, diesel price was valued at Rs 68.63 per litre. Considering the limited room for reduction in diesel prices, Kolkata may soon become the third metro city to touch Rs 69-level.
Diesel price in Mumbai: Shockingly, the diesel price in Mumbai has reached to Rs 70.20 per litre-mark highest among metro cities.
Diesel price in Chennai: This city became the second metro to witness Rs 69-per litre mark after Mumbai. The price of the product stood at Rs 69.56 per litre.
Diesel prices in other state capitals: The product in Bangalore was available at Rs 67.05 per litre, Bhopal at Rs 69.38 per litre, Bhubaneswar at Rs 70.75 per litre, Chandigarh at Rs 64.01 per litre, Dehradun at Rs 66.22 per litre, Gandhinagar at Rs 70.81 per litre, Hyderabad at Rs 71.63 per litre, Jaipur at Rs 70.25 per litre, Lucknow at Rs 66.05 per litre, Patna at Rs 70.57 per litre, Raipur at Rs 71.20 per litre and Srinagar at Rs 69.24 per litre.
Moreover, Global benchmark Brent crude futures were down 23 cents at $74.51 a barrel at 1351 GMT. This month, Brent hit highs above $75, a level last seen in late 2014.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 39 cents to $67.80 a barrel. This month, WTI has gained around 4.5 percent.