Monday, August 31, 2015
, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 30, 2014
First Published: 18:51 IST(30/8/2014)
Last Updated: 02:37 IST(31/8/2014)
Petrol cheaper by
2 a litre, diesel price up 50 paise
In what may ease some burden on household budgets, state-owned oil firms announced Saturday that petrol prices will be cut by Rs.1.82 a litre (in Delhi) — the third reduction in rates this month. However, diesel prices will be hiked by 50 paise per litre.
From Sunday, petrol in Delhi will cost
68.51 a litre – the lowest since June last year — as against
70.33 currently. The price of petrol has fallen by over
5 a litre (including VAT) in August thanks to downward trends in petrol prices and appreciating value of the rupee against the US dollar. Petrol prices were last cut on August 15 by
2.18 a litre (Delhi) and on August 1 by
1.09 a litre (Delhi).
In line with the decision to hike diesel prices till retail rates come on par with its cost, rates were hiked by 50 paise a litre. Diesel will now cost
58.97 per litre in Delhi compared to
Price of a 14.2kg cylinder of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) has also been cut by
19 and will cost `901 a cylinder from Sunday.
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