• The rise continues: Petrol, diesel prices hit a new high on Friday


    New Delhi: Prices of petrol and diesel continued to show an upward trend with prices reaching a new high on Friday, after keeping rates static for two-days.

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    Following today’s rate revision, petrol prices were hiked by 22-25 paise a litre while the price of diesel was raised by 23-27 paise across major metro cities of the country.

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    In the national capital, petrol prices jumped to Rs 85.45 a litre as against Rs 85.20 per litre on Thursday while diesel is retailing at Rs 75.63 a litre, 25 paise more than yesterday’s price, as per data from Indian Oil Corporation website. Worth mention here is that this is the highest price for petrol in Delhi till date.

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    Citizens in Mumbai have to shell out Rs 92.04 for a litre of petrol after a 24 paise rise over Thursday’s rate. A litre of diesel costs Rs 82.40, 27 paise more than yesterday’s price of Rs 82.13 a litre. In Kolkata, the retail price of petrol price was increased by 24 paise to Rs 86.87 a litre, from Rs 86.63 recorded on Thursday. Diesel costs Rs 79.23 a litre, 26 paise more than Thursday’s rate.

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