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Petrol crosses Rs 75 per litre in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Petrol prices continued to rise across the country on Wednesday and crossed the Rs 75 per litre mark in the national capital.

The fuel was priced at Rs 75.10 per litre in Delhi, the highest since it hit Rs 76.06 a litre in September 2013.

In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, and also, petrol prices were at fresh multi-year high levels of Rs 77.79, Rs 82.94 and Rs 77.93 per litre respectively, data from the (IOC) website showed.

The previous highs in these cities were Rs 78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and Rs 79.55 (Chennai, September 2013) respectively.

Similarly, prices of diesel also touched fresh record levels on Wednesday. In Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai, the fuel was sold at Rs 66.57, Rs 69.11, Rs 70.88 and 70.25 per litre.

Prices of fuels, rose for the third consecutive day after the IOC resumed the dynamic system on Monday after a 19-day halt.

This spiral in prices of fuels comes amid continuous gains in globally. The is currently priced around $78 per barrel.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:28 IST