Petrol Diesel Price Today 29th Jan 2021:  Oil companies have not increased the prices of petrol and diesel even today. Petrol price in the national capital on Friday stood at Rs 86.30 per liter. Petrol and diesel prices have been increasing since the beginning of the new year. Yesterday, the oil companies increased the price of petrol and diesel by 25 paise per liter. Public sector oil marketing companies have raised petrol prices by Rs 2.90 per liter and diesel prices by Rs 2.60 per liter since January 6.

name of the city Petrol (Rs / liter) Diesel (Rs / liter)
Delhi 86.30 76.48
Mumbai 92.86 83.30
Kolkata 87.69 80.08
Chennai 88.82 81.71

Source: IOC

Vehicle fuel prices at their all-time high

Vehicle fuel prices have been increased for the second consecutive day. This week, the price of vehicle fuel has been increased by four rupees per liter. Due to local sales tax or value added tax (VAT), there is a difference in vehicle fuel prices in different states. Currently, the price of auto fuel in the country is at its all-time high. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan earlier this week attributed the crude oil production cut by Saudi Arabia to the rise in vehicle fuel prices. However, he did not say anything about cutting taxes on vehicle fuel. 

Public sector petroleum marketing companies …. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) resumed daily revision in vehicle prices from January 6. Earlier, there was no change in vehicle fuel prices for about a month. Since then, petrol has become costlier by Rs 1.99 per liter and diesel by Rs 2.01 per liter. 
This is how the rate of petrol and diesel increases

After adding excise duty, dealer commission and other things to the price of petrol and diesel, its price almost doubles. If the excise duty of the Central Government and the VAT of the State Governments are removed, then the rate of diesel and petrol would be around 27 rupees a liter, but both the Central or the State Government, can not remove the tax at any cost. Because a large part of the revenue comes from here. This money leads to growth.

Prices are fixed every morning

In fact, the prices of petrol and diesel change daily depending on the price of crude in the international market along with the foreign exchange rates. Oil marketing companies fix petrol and diesel rates daily after reviewing prices. Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum revise petrol and diesel rates at 6 am daily. 

Know the rates of petrol and diesel in your city through SMS

You can also check the price of petrol and diesel in your city daily via SMS. Indian Oil (IOC) consumers can send RSP <Dealer Code> to number 9224992249 and HPCL consumers can send HPPRICE <Dealer Code> to number 9222201122. BPCL consumers can send RSP <Dealer Code> to the number 9223112222. 

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