The prices of petrol and diesel on Thursday are unchanged at most places, while minor revision has been made for individual cities. According to the Goodreturns website, petrol continues to retail for ₹106.31, ₹106.03 and ₹96.72 per litre in Mumbai, Kolkata and national capital New Delhi, respectively, while in Chennai, its cost is ₹102.63, down from ₹102.74 per litre a day ago.
Diesel, meanwhile, is still available for ₹94.27, ₹92.76 and ₹89.62 per litre in Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi, respectively. In Chennai, on the other hand, the fuel is at ₹94.24, as compared to ₹94.33 per litre on Wednesday.
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Who decides fuel prices in India?
This is done by oil marketing companies (OMCs), namely Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil; the prices undergo daily revision, a practice that began in June 2017. The rates, whether revised or unchanged, are announced at 6am each day.
Why fuel prices vary across states?
This is due to value-added tax (VAT), freight charges, local taxes, etc.
How to check daily fuel prices?
For Bharat Petroleum, customers must send RSP and their city code to 9224992249, while for Hindustan Petroleum, RSP and city code must be sent to 9223112222.
Hindustan Petroleum consumers must send RSP and city code to 9222201122.