Fuel prices touch new highs, petrol price at Rs 88.66/litre in T'puram

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices have been hiked across the metros after a seven-day lull, on Thursday.

In the national capital, the price of petrol was increased by 35 paise from Rs 86.30 per litre to Rs 86.65 per litre, and diesel saw an upward revision from Rs 76.48 per litre to Rs 76.83 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation, the country's largest fuel retailer.

Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the petrol and diesel prices are at Rs 92.86 per litre and Rs 83.30 per litre respectively, the highest among all four metros.

The price of petrol and diesel in Thiruvananthapuram rose to Rs 88.66 and 82.77 respectively.

Petrol and diesel prices have recorded an upswing since January 6, 2021, after staying unchanged for almost a month.

Fuel rates have increased amid a rally in global crude oil prices, with COVID-19 vaccination drives beginning across the world.


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