Petrol price touches Rs 80 in Mumbai, diesel climbs to Rs 70.55
Almost ten days after the drone attacks on Saudi-oil major Aramco, fuel prices continued to soar in Mumbai and other major cities on Friday.
According to data from the Indian Oil website, prices of petrol and diesel have reached Rs 80 per litre and Rs 70.55 per litre respectively in Mumbai today.
The maximum surge was recorded in Maharashtra’s Parbhani where the price of petrol was Rs 81.93 and diesel Rs 71.31.
Petrol rates increased by 15 paisa in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, and by 16 paisa in Chennai. Diesel rates, meanwhile, shot up by 10 paise in Delhi and Kolkata, and by 11 paise in Mumbai and Chennai.
The rest of the country has also witnessed a similar hike in fuel prices.
As of today, the retail price of petrol in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai stands at Rs 74.43, Rs 77.03 and Rs 77.28 respectively, while the diesel rates have reached Rs 67.24, Rs 69.66, and Rs 71.09 respectively.
Global oil prices have shot up the most since the Gulf War in the aftermath of the unprecedented drone missile strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that disabled 5 percent of the global supply. It was the largest supply disruption in history.
India depends on Saudi Arabia for a fifth of its oil imports.