Petrol prices went up after a gap of two days across four metro cities in the country on Monday (April 22) while diesel prices dropped. Petrol prices in all the metro cities increased by 5-6 paise a litre while diesel prices fell by 7 paise.
In Delhi, petrol price is rised by 5 paise to Rs 73 a litre against Rs 72.95 on Sunday, while diesel price is cut by 7 paise to Rs 66.39 a litre as compared with Rs 66.46 a litre on Sunday.
In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 75.02 a litre after a 5 paise hike, and diesel is sold at Rs 68.13 per litre, 7 paise less than Sunday's price.
In Mumbai, the petrol price hiked by 5 paise to Rs 78.57 per litre as against 78.52 on Sunday. Diesel costs Rs.69.56 a litre after 7 paise price cut from yesterday’s price of Rs 69.56 a litre according to the Indian Oil Corporation website.
In Chennai, petrol is retailing at Rs 75.77, 6 paise increase than Sunday’s rate of Rs 75.71 while diesel price dropped to Rs 70.10, 7 paise less than yesterday's price of Rs 70.17 a litre.
Rates of petrol and diesel are determined daily by oil marketing companies on the basis of rupee-dollar rate and global crude oil prices.