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Petrol breaches Rs 69-mark in Delhi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Fuel prices continued to witness the upward trend for the second consecutive day on Friday with petrol and diesel being sold at Rs 69.07 and Rs 62.81 per litre respectively in the capital.

While petrol price witnessed a hike of 19 paise, diesel got costlier by 28 paise in

In Mumbai, petrol and diesel are being sold at Rs 74.72 and Rs 65.73 per litre respectively on Friday.

The fresh increase comes after edged higher on Thursday, supported by comments from the chairman, but gains were capped as optimism surrounding US-trade talks faded.

Meanwhile, the Indian Rupee also fell against the US dollar. On Friday, the Indian Rupee was trading 8 paise lower against the US dollar at 70.49.

Petroleum and had earlier said that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country was because of the depreciation in the value of the Indian Rupee against the US dollar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 10:35 IST
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