Diesel prices touch fresh high; Petrol inches upto Rs 80 per litre
New Delhi : With a fresh hike in fuel prices, diesel has touched a new high while petrol prices have inched closed to Rs 80 per litre. In Delhi, the price on diesel on Wednesday, January 17, was Rs 62.06 per litre, 17 paise more than Tuesday, while in Mumbai, it was Rs 66.09 per litre. In Kolkata, Rs 64.72 per litre today while in Chennai it was Rs 65.42 per litre.
Meanwhile, petrol prices also hit a high, inching closing to Rs 80 per litre in Mumbai. On Wednesday, petrol cost Rs 79.27 per litre in Mumbai, 12 paise more than Tuesday. In Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, the price of petrol was Rs 71.39 per litre, Rs 74.11 per litre and Rs 74.02 per litre.
Demands of removing VAT and excise duty also got fuelled up with the recent new highs.
The fuel prices have been changing everyday under dynamic pricing that started from June 16, 2017.
At the start of dynamic pricing, petrol used to cost Rs 65.48 per litre and now it has gone up to Rs 76.70 per litre in Mumbai.