Petrol, Diesel Prices Today: Fuel prices remained unchanged across metro cities on Sunday, March 6, 2022. The prices have remained static for over 120 days, and this is the longest duration for which rates have remained firm, ever since the daily revision of prices began in June 2017.
The central government had cut excise duty on November 4, 2021, to give relief from prices that had reached an all-time high levels. The government had slashed the duty on petrol by Rs 5 per litre and on diesel by Rs 10 a liter, leading to a substantial reduction in prices of fuel.
Later in December 2021, the Delhi government had reduced value-added tax on petrol from 30 per cent to 19.40 per cent. With this, petrol prices in the national capital were slashed by Rs 8.56 per liter.
A liter of petrol costs Rs 95.41 in Delhi, while diesel rates stand at Rs 86.67 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol is retailed at Rs 109.98 per litre, while diesel is being sold at Rs 94.14 per litre. Among the metro cities, fuel rates are still the highest in Mumbai. Fuel prices vary across the states due to value-added tax or VAT. (Also Read: How To Check Latest Petrol And Diesel Rates In Your City).
Here are the petrol and diesel price across the metro cities:
State-run oil refiners such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise the fuel rates on a daily basis, by taking into account the crude oil prices in the international markets, and the rupee-dollar exchange rates. Any changes in petrol and diesel prices are implemented with effect from 6 am every day.
India is 85 per cent dependent on imports to meet its oil needs and, the domestic petrol and diesel prices are linked to international rates. But for the last over three months, despite a spurt in international oil prices, petrol and diesel rates have not been changed. Also with assembly elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh still going on, while polls in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur having just concluded, the rates have been kept unchanged.
Several economists and industry watchers though have speculated that fuel prices may be hiked after elections come to an end in Uttar Pradesh on March 7 and results are declared on March 10, as crude prices have surged beyond the $116 mark globally due to the ongoing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.