NEW DELHI :
PETROL and diesel prices maintained its northward rally on Friday, the eleventh consecutive day when its retail prices rose across the country, with the global oil market remaining stable but firm. Accordingly, oil marketing firms raised the pump price of petrol by 31 paise and diesel by another 33 paise per litre in Delhi. With this increase, petrol is now priced at Rs 90.19 a litre and diesel Rs 80.60 a litre in the national capital.
At this price in Delhi, petrol has breached Rs 90 a litre-mark across all metros and around all major cities of the country. In fact, the retail price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 a litre-mark in several cities in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. These States also have one of the highest levels of local levies on petroleum products in the country. In the last 11 days (since February 9), the price has gone up by Rs 3.24 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 3.47 a litre. Across the country as well the petrol and diesel price increase ranged from 30-35 paise per litre depending on the level of local taxes.