No change in diesel prices from Delhi to Mumbai today, remain at record highs
Diesel prices have remained unchange for seventh consecutive day today.
Diesel price in India today: The international crude oil price today edged lower as a rising rig count in the United States pointed to higher production, but prices held near more than three-year highs were on track to rise for a second consecutive month. However, the state-owned OMC chose to follow opposite trend despite drop in the global crude as they kept diesel price today unchanged for seventh consecutive day 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 respectively.
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,Brent crude futures, the international benchmark, dipped 39 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $74.25 a barrel at 0305 GMT. Prices climbed as high as $75.47 last week, levels not seen since November, 2014. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $67.89 a barrel, down 21 cents, or about 0.3 percent, from their last settlement.