The prices of petrol and diesel increased for the third consecutive day across the country on Tuesday. The development comes after the oil marketing companies (OMCs) started its daily revision of prices.
According to the data available with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the price of petrol was increased by 54 paise to Rs 73.00 per litre, while diesel price has spiked by 58 paise to Rs 71.17 in Delhi.
Likewise, the petrol and diesel prices were increased by 60 paise each to Rs 72.46 and Rs 70.59 respectively in the national capital on Monday.
The recent spike is the third consecutive hike in the daily prices of the key automobile fuels. The oil marketing companies on Sunday restarted revising the prices, after a gap of around 83 days.
As per the report, the price of petrol per litre on Monday was quoted at Rs 80.01, while diesel is retailed at Rs 69.92 per litre in Mumbai. In Kolkata, the price of petrol is at Rs 74.98, while diesel is at Rs 67.23. Likewise, the petrol price in Chennai is being sold at Rs 77.08 and diesel at Rs 69.74, according to the IOC data.
The OMCs had not been changing the base prices of petrol and diesel since the mid of March when the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the spread of coronavirus.