Petrol and Diesel prices continue to rise for the 6th straight day. While petrol price was hiked by 57 paise per litre, diesel price saw an upward revision of 59 paise per litre.
This is the sixth straight day hike in petrol prices in which while petrol prices increased by Rs. 3.31 while diesel prices saw a spike of Rs. 3.42 during this period.
Petrol and Diesel Prices in Delhi
Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 74.57 per litre from Rs 74, while diesel rates were increased to Rs 72.81 a litre from Rs 72.22, according to a price notification of state oil marketing companies.
Local sales of refined products in the world’s third biggest oil importer and consumer had fallen to their lowest since 2007 in April as the nation imposed a complete lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus which showed a sharp spike in May with loosening of nation wide lockdown. Petrol and diesel sales in May, however, increased by 81.8 per cent and 69.1 per cent respectively from April, as per the data from Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC)