Petrol, diesel prices in India hiked for sixth consecutive day
In a continuous setback to the common man, petrol and diesel prices were hiked across India for the sixth consecutive day on Monday, November 1.
In the national capital, with a hike of 35 paise a litre, the price of petrol rose to Rs 109.69 per litre while the price of diesel was increased by the same amount to cost Rs 98.42.
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In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel prices were increased to Rs 115.50 and Rs 106.62 per litre, respectively.
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As for Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 110.35 per litre and diesel costs Rs 101.56 per litre while petrol and diesel cost Rs 106.35 and Rs 102.59 per litre, respectively, in Chennai.
Meanwhile, the Central government is in talks with several oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but there is no possibility of immediate relief in prices.
Earlier, a source said that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has recently raised concerns about the matter of pricing, supply and demand of oils to the major oil-producing countries.
"As crude oil prices rise internationally, the petroleum ministry has called on the energy ministries of many countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Russia and others," said the source.