Fuel prices finally mellow down after 16 days of consecutive hike

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: May 30, 2018, 07:35 AM(IST)

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Diesel prices across the country have also mellowed down a bit with the fuel selling at Rs 68.75 per litre in Delhi, at Rs 73.20 per litre in Mumbai

After over a fortnight of continuous hike in fuel prices, petrol and diesel costs across the country saw minor reductions on Wednesday. In Delhi, petrol per litre came down by 60 paise settling at Rs 77.83. For Mumbai and Kolkata the relief equalled to around 59 paise with petrol selling at Rs 85.65 and Rs 80.47 per litre respectively. In Chennai, petrol per litre costs Rs 80.80, around 63 paise short from Tuesday's rate. 

Date Delhi (petrol in Rs/per litre) Mumbai Kolkata Chennai
May 30 77.83 85.65 80.47 80.80
May 29 78.43 86.24 81.06 81.43
May 28 78.27 86.08 80.91 81.26
May 27 78.12 85.93 80.76 81.11
May 26 77.97 85.78 80.61 80.95
May 25 77.83 85.65 80.47 80.80
May 24 77.47 85.29 80.12 80.42
May 23 77.17 84.99 79.83 80.11
May 22 76.87 84.70 79.53 79.79
May 21 76.57 84.40 79.24 79.47
May 20 76.24 84.07 78.91 79.13

Diesel prices across the country have also mellowed down a bit with the fuel selling at Rs 68.75 per litre in Delhi, at Rs 73.20 per litre in Mumbai while for Kolkata and Chennai the prices stood at Rs 71.30 and Rs 72.58 per litre respectively. 

Date  Delhi (diesel in Rs/per litre) Mumbai Kolkata Chennai
May 30 68.75 73.20 71.30 72.58
May 29 69.31 73.79 71.86 73.18
May 28 69.17 73.64 71.72 73.03
May 27 69.06 73.53 71.61 72.91
May 26 68.90 73.36 71.45 72.74
May 25 68.75 73.20 71.30 72.58
May 24 68.53 72.96 71.08 72.35
May 23 68.34 72.76 70.89 72.14
May 22 68.08 72.48 70.63 71.87
May 21 67.82 72.21 70.37 71.59
May 20 67.57 71.94 70.12 71.32

The escalating fuel prices in the country spilt into its 16th consecutive day on Tuesday as petrol price per litre in Delhi climbed to Rs 78.43. Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata witnessed petrol prices breaking the Rs 80+ mark at Rs 86.24, Rs 81.43 and Rs 81.06 respectively. 

Diesel in the national capital on Tuesday amounted to Rs 69.31 per litre while for Mumbai it stood at Rs 73.79. For Chennai, diesel price hit Rs 73.18 per litre and for Kolkata, it was registered at Rs 71.86.

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