No relief for commuters as fuel prices continue to soar for 15th straight day

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Updated: May 28, 2018, 09:37 AM(IST)

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Petrol price per litre in Delhi today morning shot up to Rs 78.27. For Mumbai petrol per litre was registered at Rs 86.08

There seems to be no relief for commuters across the country as fuel prices continued to soar for the 15th consecutive day on May 28. 

Petrol price per litre in Delhi today morning shot up to Rs 78.27. For Mumbai petrol per litre was registered at Rs 86.08, Rs 80.91 in Kolkata and Rs 81.26 per litre in Chennai. 

Diesel prices were recorded at Rs 69.17 per litre in Delhi, Rs 73.64 in Mumbai, Rs 71.72 per litre in Kolkata and Rs 73.03 for a litre in Chennai. 

Date Delhi (petrol in Rs/per litre) Mumbai Kolkata Chennai
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

According to reports, petrol price in Delhi crossed Rs 77 per litre for the first time ever on Wednesday while in Mumbai, the petrol price amounted to 1 paise short of Rs 85 per litre. 

The spree of hike in petrol and diesel prices were triggered following a peak in the international crude oil rate.

Date  Delhi (diesel in Rs/per litre) Mumbai Kolkata Chennai
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 price rise was primarily caused to the sanctions re-imposed by the US against Iran and Venezuela, two among the handful of oil exporting nations.

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