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Just 36 paise shy, diesel prices set to surpass petrol for the first time

Diesel is currently priced at Rs 79.40 a litre in the Capital, just 36 paise short of petrol price that is being retailed at Rs 79.76 a litre

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Interestingly, in India the base price of diesel is expensive than petrol

IANS New Delhi
In an unexpected development, the pump price of diesel is all set to surpass the petrol price in the capital, making it the most expensive transport fuel for the first time in a long time.
Globally, diesel is priced slightly above petrol prices due to the very nature of the product that has a higher cost of production. But in India, due to the lopsided taxation structure, diesel attracts lesser of the tax between the two auto fuels keeping its prices lower than petrol for last several years.
Diesel is currently priced at Rs 79.40 a litre in the Capital, just 36

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 2:31 PM IST

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