Petrol Price Crosses Rs 70/Litre Mark In Kolkata After Friday’s Hike


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 todays petrol price in Kolkata (₹71.20), 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.

Diesel Price in Kolkata (11th January 2019) Kolkata Diesel Price Alert 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.

Petrol, diesel prices were hiked again on Friday as international crude prices continued to rally. After Friday’s revision petrol, diesel prices became costlier by 18-32 paise per litre across various cities of the country. In the National capital Delhi, petrol is sold at Rs 69.07 as against Rs 68.88 per litre on Thursday and diesel is sold at Rs 62.81, 28 paise higher than yesterday’s price of Rs 62.53.

In Mumbai, petrol price increased by 19 paise to Rs 74.72 as against Thursday’s price of Rs 74.53. Diesel in Mumbai became costlier by 30 paise to Rs 65.73. In Noida, petrol price rose to Rs 69.24 while diesel price was hiked by 24 paise to Rs 62.42 per litre. In Gurugram, petrol, diesel prices rose to Rs 70.27 and Rs 63.03 respectively.

In the other two metros- Chennai and Kolkata- petrol is retailing at Rs 71.67 and Rs 71.20 respectively as against Rs 71.47 and Rs 71.01 respectively on Thursday. Similarly, diesel in these two cities was retailing at Rs 66.31 and Rs 64.58 respectively on Friday.