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Hike in fuel prices; petrol rise by 14 paise, diesel 15


New Delhi, With no relief in sight for consumers, diesel recorded a hike of 15 paise while petrol prices went up by 14 paise on Tuesday. In Delhi, petrol prices will now cost Rs 78.05 per litre, diesel Rs 69.91 per litre, according the Indian Oil Corporation data. In Mumbai and Kolkata, petrol was at Rs 85.47 and Rs 80.98 respectively. In Chennai, it was priced at Rs 81.09.In Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, diesel was priced at Rs 73.90, Rs 72.46 and Rs 73.54 per litre respectively. On May 29, petrol prices were at an all-time high. In Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai petrol was being sold at Rs 78.43, Rs 81.06, Rs 86.24 and Rs 81.43 per litre respectively. The surge in fuel prices is largely attributed to the recent rise in crude oil price and the high excise duty levied on transportation fuel in the country.

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