Government hikes petrol, diesel prices again

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 16, 2020, 09:24 AM(IST)

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

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The price of petrol has now gone up by Rs 5.47 in the last ten days with diesel prices shooting up by Rs 5.80

The government on Tuesday once again hiked fuel prices in India increasing petrol prices by 47 paise and diesel prices by 57 paise a litre.

Petrol will now cost Rs 76.73 a litre in the national capital with diesel at Rs75.19 a litre.

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The price of petrol has now gone up by Rs 5.47 in the last ten days with diesel prices shooting up by Rs 5.80. 

On Monday, prices of petrol were increased by 48 paise and diesel prices were hiked by 59 paise a litre. 

The government's move comes as international oil prices dipped over spike in coronavirus infections around the world leading to a fall in demand of fuel prices.

Brent crude was down 14 cents at $39.58 a barrel on Tuesday after prices had increased on Monday as United Arab Emirates' energy minister said that OPEC+ hasn't been in full compliance with oil cuts which were agreed upon earlier.

OPEC and Russia had agreed to extend production cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day through July due to fall in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic..

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