Petrol, diesel prices dip further for 6th straight day

Last week finance minister Arun Jaitley had written to all state governments requesting them to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 13, 2018, 06.53 AM (IST)

Continuing the declining trend that has been going for the past couple of days, oil marketing firms across the country once again slashed the rates for transportation fuels on Tuesday.

In Delhi, petrol is being sold at Rs 77.43 whereas diesel is available at Rs 72.19 per litre. Yesterday, commuters in the national capital shelled out Rs Rs 77.56 and Rs 72.31  for a litre of petrol and diesel respectively.

In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol price has slipped to Rs 82.94 per litre and diesel to Rs 75.64. On Monday, the petrol cost at Rs 83.07 and diesel at Rs 75.76 per litre here.

The rates of the fuel across India have been slashing due to the slip in the prices of crude oil prices. The United States recently softened its stand on Iran's sanctions and given nod to eight oil countries to continue to import oil from Tehran temporarily. The list includes India, China, South Korea, Japan, Turkey, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan.

(With inputs from ANI)