In the national capital, petrol was sold at the record high level of Rs 84.70 per litre. Prices in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata were Rs 91.32, Rs 87.40 and Rs 86.15 per litre, respectively.
Across the country as well the pump price of petrol and diesel increased on Wednesday but the quantum varied depending on the prevailing tax structure in each state.
Petrol price was hiked by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 26 paise, according to a price notification of oil marketing companies.
This is the fifth straight day of price hike and the 14th increase in rates since November 20 when oil companies resumed daily price revision after nearly two-month hiatus.
This is the highest rate for petrol and diesel since September 2018 and followed the 13th increase in rates since November 20.
This is the 12th increase in rates since November 20 when oil companies resumed daily price revision after a nearly two-month hiatus.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in October set a 2050 deadline for Japan to become carbon-neutral, prompting big companies to draft plans on how to curb their CO2 emissions.
This is the eighth increase in rates since November 20 when oil companies resumed daily price revision after nearly two-week hiatus.
The prices increased for five consecutive days before going for a day's pause on Wednesday. It has risen on both days thereafter.
In three days, petrol price has gone up by 40 paise and diesel rates have risen by 61 paise per litre.
On Friday, petrol price was raised by 17 paise per litre and diesel by 22 paise.
The incident happened sometime late on Friday night when the duo - Avinash R. Rajure, 25 and Savitra D. Ankulkar, 22, were riding on a motorcycle from Pune to their home in Shelgaon village, Nanded, district, for Diwali celebrations
While demand for petrol has been more resilient than diesel due to an increased preference for using personal vehicles instead of public transport to follow distancing norms.
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