Petrol and diesel prices touched all-time highs across the four metros on Saturday, February 13, after oil marketing companies increased the rates by almost 30-35 paise for the fifth straight day. In Delhi, the price of petrol was hiked by 30 paise from ₹ 88.14 to ₹ 88.44, and diesel was increased by 35 paise from ₹ 77.38 per litre to ₹ 78.74 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation, the country’s largest fuel retailer. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the revised petrol and diesel rates stood at ₹ 94.93 per litre and ₹ 85.70 per litre respectively. Currently, the fuel rates are the highest in Mumbai out of all the four metros.
Petrol and diesel prices have recorded an upswing since January 6, 2021, after staying unchanged for almost a month. The fuel prices have increased amid a rally in global crude oil prices, with COVID-19 vaccination drives continuing across the world.