Kolkata: Petrol prices in Kolkata have been turning more volatile, as prices of crude oil have been showing a firm trend. It is important to check on Saturday petrol price in Kolkata (₹70.43), especially if you are going for a long drive.
Remember, petrol and diesel prices are revised daily, so you can lose much, if you are travelling on a long distance. The rupee has also moved lower against the dollar, which has made petrol prices in Kolkata more expensive than before. It is hoped that the government can reduce excise duties, so as to enable rates to become more cheaper in the coming days.
Todays diesel rates in Kolkata are very sensitive to global crude prices. We have been seeing an uptick in global crude prices, which has also pushed diesel rates in Kolkata higher. Also, prices of the petroleum product have now been aligned to market rates. This means diesel price in Kolkata will rise each time, global crude prices rise and the rupee falls against the dollar. Todays Diesel price in Kolkata Rs 64.03.
Petrol, diesel prices were slashed for the second day straight on Saturday. After the price revision, petrol became cheaper by 15-16 paise across major Indian cities while diesel became cheaper by 18-20 paise. In Delhi, while petrol is retailing at Rs 68.29 today as against Rs 68.44 on Friday, diesel is sold at Rs 62.26, as compared to Rs 62.44 per litre yesterday. Petrol prices are at the lowest level in over one year while diesel prices are at a nine-month low.