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Petrol and diesel costs in India have been hiked today – the 14th consecutive day of price increase that has pushed diesel rates to record highs. Petrol and diesel is now priced at 78.88/litre and 77.67/litre respectively in Delhi. The value of petrol at present has been elevated by 0.51 per litre whereas that of diesel by 0.61 a litre. Petrol and diesel costs have elevated by 7.62/litre and 8.28/litre respectively since June 6 within the national capital.

In Kolkata, petrol at present retailed at 80.62/litre and diesel at 73.07, in Mumbai petrol at 85.70 and diesel at 76.11 and in Chennai diesel at 82.27 per litre and petrol at 75.29 a litre.

Oil marketing firms have been adjusting retail prices after an 82-day break from rate revision amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These corporations on June 7 restarted revising costs consistent with prices.

State-run oil advertising and marketing firms calculate gasoline costs based on a complex algorithm which takes under consideration the worth of Indian basket of crude oil, worldwide benchmark rates of petrol and diesel and the change value of US dollar and rupee.

As the worldwide vitality market went right into a bear mode in March as a result of coronavirus lockdown, gasoline costs weren’t revised for 82 days from March 17 to June 6.

In between, the government hiked excise duties by a record 10 per litre for petrol and 13 per litre for diesel. At that point, crude oil charges had dropped to a two-decade low of $20 a barrel. Although international crude prices have almost doubled since then, but they’re approach beneath pre-Covid levels. Besides, a number of state governments have additionally hiked VAT.

India’s crude oil imports in May fell 22.6% from a year earlier, it is largest drop since at least 2005, as gasoline demand and refinery manufacturing was hurt by a country-wide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Crude oil imports fell to 14.61 million tonnes, it is lowest since 2015, Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell data confirmed.

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