New Delhi, Sep 23: Fuel prices witnessed fresh hike on Saturday as in Mumbai, where the fuel cost is highest due to the highest VAT, petrol is being sold at Rs 89.97 per litre in the financial capital while Diesel stands at Rs 78.53 per litre.
The prices of Petrol and Diesel in Delhi are Rs 82.61, an increase of 12 paise per litre and Rs 73.97 per litre, an increase of 10 paise, respectively.
nce the start of the calendar year, the petrol price in Delhi has gone up by over 15 per cent from Rs 69.97 on January 1, 2018. The hike in diesel price has been even more steep. It has gone up by more than 22 per cent since January 1 when it cost Rs 59.70.
While the Opposition has blamed the Modi government for not doing enough to keep a check on prices, the latter has maintained that global crude oil prices and other international factors are causing a hike in prices of petroleum products.
Meanwhile, Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Friday said that discussions are taking place with the United States regarding reduction of oil imports from Iran.
“We are in talks with the USA and they told us to reduce the import from Iran significantly. We have done that to some extent. As clarity in the situation emerges, steps will be taken accordingly by the government by November 4,” he told ANI.
Garg also said that if needed, discussions will be held on trading of oil in terms of the Indian Rupee.