Petrol price was hiked by 58 paisa a litre while diesel rate was cut by 31 paisa per litre in line with international trends. Petrol will cost Rs 64.05 a litre from midnight on Thursday as against Rs 63.47. Similarly, diesel will cost Rs 52.63 a litre as compared to Rs 52.94 a litre. This is the second increase in rates of petrol this month while in case of diesel it wipes away a part of the hike effected earlier this month. Petrol price was last hiked on September 1 by a steep Rs 3.38 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 a litre.
The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and rupee-US dollar exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of petrol and decrease in selling price of diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision.Indian Oil Corporation Statement
The movement of prices in the international oil market and rupee-USD exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes, it said in a statement.