Petrol Price In Kolkata Today

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    Petrol Price in Kolkata - Last 10 Days Data

    Date Petrol ( / litre)
    03 Jul 2020 ₹ 82.1
    02 Jul 2020 ₹ 82.1
    01 Jul 2020 ₹ 82.1
    30 Jun 2020 ₹ 82.1
    29 Jun 2020 ₹ 82.1
    28 Jun 2020 ₹ 82.05
    26 Jun 2020 ₹ 81.82
    25 Jun 2020 ₹ 81.61
    24 Jun 2020 ₹ 81.45
    23 Jun 2020 ₹ 81.45

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    Petrol Rate in Kolkata:

    • Current Petrol Price in Kolkata is Rs.82.1 Per Litre
    • Today's Petrol price in Kolkata is Rs.82.1 per litre.

    The capital city of Indian state of West Bengal, Kolkata is one of the metropolitan cities in India. It is the main commercial and financial hub of North-East and East India.

    With a population of more than 14 million people, the city is a third populous metropolitan city in India. The city has less number of private vehicles on road compared to other metros as most of the city’s population relies on public transport such as Kolkata Suburban Railway, Kolkata Metro, buses, and trams.

    Just like in other cities, most of the petrol pumps in Kolkata are owned by the state-owned oil companies including Bharat Petroleum (BP), Hindustan Petroleum (HP), and Indian Oil (IOCL). Shell, Reliance, Essar are the private players.

    Indian Oil operates more than 40 petrol pumps in Kolkata, BP has more than 70, and HP operates more than 50 fuel stations in the city.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for June 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st June Rs.73.28
    30th June Rs.82.10
    Highest Rate in June Rs.82.10
    Lowest Rate in June Rs.73.28
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 12.04%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for June 2020:

    • In the month of June 2020, petrol price in kolkata opened at the rate of Rs.73.28 per litre. Compared to the closing price of the previous month, there was no change in the rates of the fuel.
    • Over the month, the rates of the liquid gold witnessed an increasing trend in the capital of West Bengal. The fuel recorded its highest price for the month on the last 2 days, i.e. on 29th and 30th June wherein a litre stood at the rate of Rs.82.10. The lowest price for the month, on the other hand, was recorded in the state on 1st and 2nd of June when a litre of petrol faired at the rate of Rs.73.28.
    • Despite the price of crude oil being low in the international market, the prices of the liquid gold have been quite high.
    • The rates witnessed a steady hike in Kolkata over the month of June. The percentage change in the overall performance of the fuel was 12.04%.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for May 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st May Rs.73.30
    31st May Rs.73.28
    Highest Rate in June Rs.73.33
    Lowest Rate in June Rs.73.28
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change -0.02%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for May 2020:

    • A litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.73.30 on the 1st of May in Kolkata. There was no change in the rates of the fuel when compared to the closing price of the previous month.
    • The rates slipped by 2 paise the following day to record its lowest price for the month in the metropolitan city. A litre of petrol cost Rs.73.28 on 2nd of May before increasing the next day.
    • Petrol rates remained unchanged in the city till 26th May before recording its highest price for the month of May on 27th May when Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) charged Rs.73.33 for a litre. The overall performance saw a declining trend in Kolkata with the percentage being -0.02%.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for April 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st April Rs.72.27
    30t April Rs.73.30
    Highest Rate in April Rs.73.30
    Lowest Rate in April Rs.72.27
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 1.42%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for April 2020:

    • In Kolkata, petrol opened the month of April at Rs.72.27 per litre. Compared to the closing price of the previous month, there was no change in the rates of the fuel.
    • Having opened the month at the lowest recorded price for the month, the rates climbed to Rs.73.30 per litre on 6th April after Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) hiked the rates by Rs.1.03 per litre. This was the highest recorded price of petrol for the month of April.
    • The rates didn’t see any change in the prices following that as state-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) decided against changing the prices even though international oil prices kept on tumbling. Petrol’s overall performance in the metropolitan city saw an incline of 1.42% in the prices.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for March 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st March Rs.74.36
    31st March Rs.72.27
    Highest Rate in March Rs.74.36
    Lowest Rate in March Rs.72.27
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -2.81%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for March 2020:

    • In Kolkata, petrol prices stood at Rs.74.36 per litre on the 1st of March. This was the highest recorded price of the fuel for the month in the metropolitan city. There was a drop of 14 paise in the prices when compared to the closing price of the previous month.
    • Due to weak demand for the fuel, the rates of petrol slipped in the city and closed the first week at Rs.73.68 per litre. The rates continued to slip further over the next few days before hitting the lowest price for the month of 16th March.
    • Following that, there was no change in the prices as the country went into a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has affected people across the world. Petrol closed the month at Rs.72.27 per litre with the overall performance showing a decline of 2.81%.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for February 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st February Rs.75.82
    29th February Rs.74.50
    Highest Rate in February Rs.75.82
    Lowest Rate in February Rs.74.50
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -1.74%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for February 2020:

    • Petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.75.82 per litre on 1st February. Compared to the previous month’s closing price, the rates dropped by 14 paise for every litre.
    • Over the month, the rates witnessed a declining trend given the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths due to it across the world.
    • Petrol recorded its lowest price for the month on 18 February with every litre costing Rs.74.50. The rates closed the month at the same price with the overall performance showing a decline of 1.74% in the metropolitan city.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for February 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st February Rs.75.82
    29th February Rs.74.50
    Highest Rate in February Rs.75.82
    Lowest Rate in February Rs.74.50
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -1.74%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for February 2020:

    • Petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.75.82 per litre on 1st February. Compared to the previous month’s closing price, the rates dropped by 14 paise for every litre.
    • Over the month, the rates witnessed a declining trend given the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths due to it across the world.
    • Petrol recorded its lowest price for the month on 18 February with every litre costing Rs.74.50. The rates closed the month at the same price with the overall performance showing a decline of 1.74% in the metropolitan city.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for January 2020 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st January Rs.77.77
    31st January Rs.75.96
    Highest Rate in January Rs.78.65
    Lowest Rate in January Rs.75.96
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -2.38%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for January 2020:

    • In Kolkata, petrol witnessed a declining trend of 2.38% over the month of January. Having started the month at Rs.77.77 per litre, the rates slipped considerably and closed at Rs.75.96 per litre.
    • Due to tensions in the Middle East, the rates of petrol were on the upward curve in the metropolitan city in the first 10-11 days of the month. Petrol recorded its highest price for the month of 11 January with every litre costing Rs.78.65.
    • With the outbreak of coronavirus in China and tensions easing in the Middle East, the rates slipped after that. At the end of the third week, petrol was priced at Rs.77.48 per litre.
    • The rates continued to slip in the final week as well and recorded its lowest price for the month on 31st January in Kolkata. The drop in the prices of the fuel was accounted to World Health Organization (WHO) announcing a global health emergency due to coronavirus.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for December 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st December Rs.77.60
    31st December Rs.77.77
    Highest Rate in December Rs.77.77
    Lowest Rate in December Rs.77.28
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 0.22%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for December 2019:

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at the rate of Rs.77.60 per litre for the month of December 2019. The rate of the fuel remained steady for some time before it started rising towards the middle of the month.
    • The prices of crude oil increased in the international oil market. However, price of the Brent crude was steady amidst the US-China trade deal expectations. However, during the year, there was an overall increase of 24% in the Brent crude prices.
    • The rate of petrol in Kolkata closed at the rate of Rs.77.77 per litre for the month of December 2019. This is also the highest recorded price for the month. The overall performance of the fuel increased by 0.22% in Kolkata.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for November 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st November Rs.75.52
    30th November Rs.77.48
    Highest Rate in November Rs.77.48
    Lowest Rate in November Rs.75.26
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 2.59%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for November 2019:

    • Petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.75.52 per litre on the 1st of November, 11 paise lower than the previous day’s closing price. With the upcoming US and European economic data, the crude oil prices were relaxed across the globe.
    • Petrol prices improved from the second week onward with petrol closing the at Rs.76.09 per litre.
    • Prices improved further in the third week, with petrol climbing up to Rs.76.83 per litre on the 21st of November.
    • Petrol in Kolkata closed the month at Rs.77.48 per litre, its highest recorded price for the month of November. The overall performance of petrol was 2.59%, trending upwards.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for October 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st October Rs.77.29
    31st October Rs.77.29
    Highest Rate in October Rs.77.29
    Lowest Rate in October Rs.77.29
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -2.14%

    Monthly Petrol Price Trend in Kolkata for October 2019 :

    • Petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.77.29 per litre on the 1st of October, its highest recorded price for the month.
    • Petrol saw a gradual decline in its prices soon amidst global economic crisis and seemingly weak demand for fuel. Petrol closed the second week at Rs.76.02 per litre.
    • Prices slumped further in the third week, with the oil closing at Rs.75.97 per litre.
    • Petrol rate in Kolkata closed the month at Rs.75.63 per litre, its lowest recorded price for the month of October. Fuel suffered in the international market to due to an unprecedented rise in US inventories and the looming economic slump. The overall performance of petrol in Kolkata was -2.14%, trending downwards.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for September 2019 (rates per litre)

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st September  Rs.74.68
    30th September Rs.77.08
    Highest Rate in September Rs.77.08
    Lowest Rate in September Rs.74.42
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 3.21%

    September - Week 1 (1-7):

    • Petrol prices in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.68 on 1 September. State-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) kept the rates unchanged from the previous day due to low demand.
    • The prices of the fuel remained constant for the next three days before sliding by 3 paise on 5 September to cost Rs.74.65 per litre. While crude oil prices gained globally after Washington confirmed talks with Beijing in the immediate future, petrol prices slumped further.
    • The petrol rate in kolkata closed the first week of September at Rs.74.48 per litre. Petrol’s overall performance in Kolkata was -0.26%.

    September - Week 2 (8-14):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.42 per litre on the 8th of September—unchanged from previous day’s closing price. It’s also the lowest recorded petrol price in Kolkata for the month of September till now. Meanwhile, in the international oil industry, crude futures dropped after participants reduced positions due to a weak trend in global markets.
    • Petrol rate in Kolkata remained unchanged for a day before rising slightly again on 10 September, recording Rs.74.47 per litre. The hike was primarily due to a sharp drop in US inventories.
    • The price of Petrol in kolkata kept trending upwards, closing the week at Rs.74.67 per litre. Though the overall performance of petrol was -0.01%, market forecast suggests that the prices are going to shoot up in the coming days.

    September - Week 3 (15-21):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.73 per litre on the 15th of September—6 paise higher than the previous day’s closing price.
    • After staying stable for a day, Price of Petrol soared, recording Rs.74.87 per litre on 17 September. Meanwhile, in the international market, prices slid after Saudi Arabia’s energy minister stated the kingdom will restore lost oil production by the end of the month.
    • Petrol rate in Kolkata closed the week at Rs.76.03 per litre, its highest recorded price in the month of September. The substantial increase in petrol prices was primarily due to last week’s drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil refinery. The overall performance of petrol was 1.90%, trending upwards.

    September - Week 4 (22-30):

    • In Kolkata, petrol price opened at Rs.76.29 per litre on the 22nd of September. The rates were 26 paise higher than the previous day’s closing price.
    • Oil Marketing Companies continued to hike the price of petrol over the next few days due to the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil refinery and geopolitical tensions. Petrol prices soared to Rs.77 per litre on September 27 before remaining constant for the next two days.
    • Petrol price in Kolkata closed the final week of September at Rs.77.08 per litre. This was the highest recorded price in the city for the month. The overall performance of petrol for September was 3.21%, trending upwards.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for August 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st August Rs.75.50
    31st August Rs.74.68
    Highest Rate in August Rs.75.50
    Lowest Rate in August Rs.74.51
    Overall Performance Decline
    Percentage Change -1.08%

    August 2019 – Week 1 (1-7):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.75.50 per litre on 1 August, dropping slightly (5 paise) than the previous day’s closing price. Weak demand of the oil in the international as well as in the local market was the primary reason for the slump. Meanwhile, in the international crude oil market, crude prices dropped after the possibility of rate cuts initiated by the US Federal Reserve got squashed. However, diesel prices remained stable without undergoing any price change.
    • Petrol slumped further on the next day, trending at Rs.75.34 per litre on 2 August, marking a drop of 16 paise per litre. Prices kept trending downwards with petrol closing at Rs.74.94 per litre on 6 August. In the international oil market, crude prices slumped amid worries over weak demand of the oil after the Trump administration declared that it would impose tariffs on more Chinese imports, further fuelling the trade tension between the two countries.
    • Petrol remained unchanged from its previous day’s closing price, recording Rs.74.94 per litre on 7 August, its lowest price till now for the month of August. The overall decline in petrol price in Kolkata recorded in the first week of August is -0.74%. Meanwhile, in the international oil market, crude dropped owing to US-China trade tensions.

    August 2019 – Week 2 (8-14):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.89 per litre on 8 August, recording a 5 paise drop from previous day’s closing price.
    • Petrol dipped further by 15 paise on the next day, standing at Rs.74.74 per litre. The dip was primarily due to the ongoing US-China trade tensions, fuelled further by Trump administration’s decision to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. Rise in US inventories was also one of the primary reasons for the dip.
    • Petrol price in Kolkata dropped marginally in the next few days before stabilising at Rs.74.66 per litre. The overall performance compared to the opening day was -1.11% trending downwards. Meanwhile, in the international oil market, crude prices dropped due to possible supply cuts amidst looming global economic crisis.

    August 2019 – Week 3 (15-21):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.66 per litre on 15 August, unchanged from previous day’s closing price.
    • Petrol remained stable for the next couple of days before dropping to Rs.74.58 per litre on 18 August. The slump was due to weak demand of the oil in the local market.
    • Petrol dropped further before stabilising at Rs Rs.74.51 per litre. The overall performance of petrol in Kolkata was -1.31%, trending downwards. However, in the international oil market, crude gained due to a drop in US inventories. But the gains were not that great due to sluggish growth in the global economy.

    August 2019 – Week 4 (22-31):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.74.51 per litre, unchanged from previous day’s closing price. After staying stagnant for the next few days, petrol prices went up marginally, recording Rs.74.74 per litre on 26 August. In the international oil market, crude gained after US inventories recorded a substantial slump.
    • Petrol prices saw a slash of 6 paise on the next day, recording Rs.74.68 per litre. Petrol remained unchanged till the end of the week.
    • Overall, petrol’s performance in Kolkata was -1.08%, trending downwards. In the international oil market, crude slumped after concerns about the strength of US economy.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for July 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st July Rs.72.69
    28th July Rs.75.80
    Highest Rate in July Rs.75.92
    Lowest Rate in July Rs.72.69
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 4.27%

    July 2019 – Week 1 (1-7):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.72.69 per litre on 1 July, an increase of 9 paise per litre from 30 June price. The hike was primarily due to the oil marketing companies move to revise the existing rates.
    • Petrol rose further to Rs.72.80 per litre on July 6 owing to the revision in prices initiated by the oil marketing companies. The prices remained unchanged till 6 July.
    • Petrol rate in Kolkata recorded its highest price on 7 July that stood at Rs.75.20 per litre. The hike of Rs.2.40 per litre can be attributed to the Government’s decision to increase the excise duty and road and infrastructure cess on petrol by Rs.2 per litre.

    July 2019 – Week 2 (8-14):

    • Petrol was priced at Rs.75.20 per litre when the week began, similar to the previous day’s rate, which was hiked after the Union Government through the 2019 Budget announced to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.2 per litre to fund its social welfare schemes.
    • Prices were reduced the next day to Rs.75.17 per litre – the lowest prices recorded during the week attributed by the marginal decline in crude prices amid supply cuts led by the OPEC and its allies despite tensions in the Middle East and the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
    • By the end of the week, prices rose to touch the highest for the week when the petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.75.43 per litre largely due to the slight increase in crude oil prices.

    July 2019 – Week 3 (15-21):

    • The petrol price in Kolkata on 15 July stood at Rs.75.60 per litre – the lowest rate recorded during the week – largely due to the slight decline in crude oil prices amid indications that the Chinese economy is slowing down and could impact the demand from the world’s largest importer of crude.
    • Prices of petrol in the city continued to rise to touch its weekly high of Rs.75.82 per litre on 18 July and remained unchanged until 21 July despite a marginal increase in crude oil prices amid tensions in the Middle East and the slowing down of the Chinese economy.
    • Petrol prices in Kolkata during the week rose by 22 paise per litre attributed by the sharp incline in crude oil prices in the oil market after the US shot down an Iranian drone, escalating tensions in the region.

    July 2019 – Week 4 (22-28):

    • Petrol in Kolkata opened at Rs.75.82 per litre on 22 July. The price was similar to the previous day’s closing price, completely unchanged. This was possibly due to the state-run oil marketing companies deciding not to alter the fuel prices. However, the international crude oil industry recorded weaker demand due to supply cuts.
    • Petrol rose to Rs.75.92 per litre on the next day, the highest recorded price for the month of July. The hike, though marginal, could be attributed to the rapid fall of US inventories and the US Navy claiming to have shot down another Iranian drone.
    • Petrol price in Kolkata dropped soon after, closing the week at Rs.75.80 per litre. The drop was possible due to the weak demand of crude oil among investors coupled with Russia and OPEC deciding to extend supply cuts till March 2020.As per the International Energy Agency (IEA), international crude oil prices are unlikely to go up in the forthcoming days owing to a weak demand and glut in the global crude industry.

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    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for June 2019 (rates per litre):

    Parameters Rates /litre
    2nd June Rs.73.71
    30th June Rs.72.60
    Highest Rate in June Rs.73.71
    Lowest Rate in June Rs.72.17
    Overall Performance Decline-to-rise
    Percentage Change -1.51%

    June 2019 – Week 1 (2-8):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata was at Rs.73.71 per litre on 2 June 2019, down by 6 paise compared with 31 May.
    • The week saw a steady decline in the prices, with the lowest recorded price at Rs.73.16 per litre on 8 June.
    • The decline come on the back of a drop in global crude oil prices during the initial days of the week. The prices became stable towards the end of the week. The market was dull as investors were expecting a global economic slump.

    June 2019 – Week 2 (9-15):

    • On 9 June 2019, petrol price in Kolkata was the same as the previous day – Rs.73.16.
    • During the week, the price kept dropping, closing at Rs.72.23 on 15 June.
    • Crude oil prices stabilised by mid-week, on the back of expectations that OPEC will withhold supply for some more time. Globally, the demand for petrol is reducing because of the expected economic downtrend.

    June 2019 – Week 3 (16-22):

    • The week opened with Petrol price in Kolkata dropping by 6 paise to Rs.72.17 on 16 June 2019. This price kept steady for the whole week.
    • With the US-China trade issues expected to affect economic growth in the world, crude oil prices continued to fall through the week.

    June 2019 – Week 4 (23-30):

    • Kolkata saw petrol prices remaining the same on 23 June 2019, at Rs.72.17 – the same as the previous day.
    • On the last day of June, the price stood at Rs.72.60, a rise of 43 paise over the week. Overall monthly petrol price movement in Kolkata was a decline of 1.51% between 2 June and 30 June.
    • The beginning of this week saw a drop in crude oil prices as investors awaited the results of the G20 summit and the meeting between OPEC and other oil producers. However, crude prices picked up on 26 June on the back of news of depleted supply of the raw material in the US.

    Petrol Price in Kolkata Compared to Other Metro Cities

    Compared to other India metro cities, the petrol price in Kolkata is the third highest followed by other metros including Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi. Just like in other metro cities, the prices of petrol in Kolkata align to the global crude oil prices.

    The difference in petrol prices between Kolkata and other major metro cities is due to the varying local sales tax or Value Added Tax (VAT) levied on the sale of fuel in the city.

    How Often are Petrol Prices Revised in Kolkata?

    Petrol prices in Kolkata, similar to other cities, are being revised on a daily basis ever since the dynamic fuel pricing has been introduced in June 2017.

    Dealers of the petrol pumps across the city will update the petrol price every day by 6 a.m. as decided by the oil marketing companies.

    The price will be displayed high at the fuel stations in Kolkata and is also available on the respective websites of oil companies. The companies also have a dedicated mobile app, through which customers can fetch the daily revised petrol price in Kolkata.

    Making the information available online helps customers to compare and go for the one offering petrol at lesser prices. However, the difference of price from one pump to the other would be marginal.

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    Factors Affecting Petrol Rate in Kolkata

    Petrol pricing in India is made up of many components other than the product price. Petrol is usually bought in crude form from the international markets in barrels for US dollars. So the basic price of petrol mostly depends on the crude oil price and the Indian rupee to US dollar exchange rate.

    After purchasing the crude oil, the oil marketing companies (OMCs) get it processed in the refineries to produce petroleum products. After adding the refinery price, cost of freight, and a profit margin, they sell the petrol to the dealers in various cities. The dealer then adds his commission, state and central taxes and other charges and finally sells it to the customers.

    Most of the components in petrol pricing remain the same across all Indian cities, except for the value added tax (VAT) levied by the respective state government.

    In Kolkata, VAT levied by the West Bengal government is what makes a major difference in the petrol price in the city.

    Other factors that show the marginal effect on the petrol rate in Kolkata include the dealer’s commission, the fuel supplying company and the pump maintenance charges.

    State Taxes and Petrol Price in Kolkata

    The West Bengal government charges value added tax (VAT) of 25% or Rs.13.12 per litre whichever is higher as sales tax on petrol, second highest among among the East Indian states of Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar. The highest is being charged by the Jharkhand government with the lowest VAT on petrol observed at Bihar in East India.

    Effect of GST on Kolkata Petrol Price

    The GST or the goods and services tax being levied on most of the goods and services in India came in to effect in July 2017. Post GST, the uniform rate is observed on various products across India. However, petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, jet fuel and natural gas are kept outside GST net, as of now.

    Therefore, the petrol prices in Kolkata or in any other Indian city are largely unaffected by GST.

    Considering the recent uproar about bringing petroleum products under GST, if petrol is taxed under GST, the petrol rate in Kolkata is likely to come down as the highest tax bracket under GST is 28% which is lesser than the combined VAT and central excise duty of Rs. 19.48 per litre of petrol.

    Petrol versus Diesel Rate in Kolkata

    Just like in other cities in India, petrol costs little higher than diesel in Kolkata. The price variation is majorly due to the difference in the state and central taxes levied on the two commodities. Other factors include the difference in international crude oil price, refinery charges, the price charged to the dealers and dealer’s commission.

    The central excise duty and the VAT levied by the central and state governments respectively is different for petrol and diesel.

    The excise duty on petrol is Rs.17.98 per litre, while it is Rs.13.83 on a litre of diesel. Similarly, the VAT charged by the West Bengal government on petrol is 25% or Rs.13.12 per litre, whichever is higher, as sales tax, whereas for diesel, it is 17% or Rs.7.70 per litre, whichever is higher.

    Lesser tax rates on diesel compared to that of petrol are making diesel cheaper by Rs. 11-12 per litre than petrol in Kolkata.

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    Petrol Rate in Kolkata

    The capital city of Indian state of West Bengal, Kolkata is one of the metropolitan cities in India. It is the main commercial and financial hub of North-East and East India.

    With a population of more than 14 million people, the city is a third populous metropolitan city in India. The city has less number of private vehicles on road compared to other metros as most of the city’s population relies on public transport such as Kolkata Suburban Railway, Kolkata Metro, buses, and trams.

    Petrol price in Kolkata is the third highest among the five other metro cities in India.

    Just like in other cities, most of the petrol pumps in Kolkata are owned by the state-owned oil companies including Bharat Petroleum (BP), Hindustan Petroleum (HP), and Indian Oil (IOCL). Shell, Reliance, Essar are the private players.

    Indian Oil operates more than 40 petrol pumps in Kolkata, BP has more than 70, and HP operates more than 50 fuel stations in the city.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for July 2019 (rates per litre)

    Parameters Rates/litre
    1st July Rs.72.69
    21st July Rs.75.82
    Highest Rate in July RRs.75.82 from 18 to 21 July
    Lowest Rate in July Rs.72.69 on 1 July
    Overall Performance Incline
    Percentage Change 4.30%

    July 2019 – Week 1 (1-7)

    • Petrol price in Kolkata opened at Rs.72.69 per litre on 1 July, an increase of 9 paise per litre from 30 June price. The hike was primarily due to the oil marketing companies move to revise the existing rates.
    • Petrol rose further to Rs.72.80 per litre on July 6 owing to the revision in prices initiated by the oil marketing companies. The prices remained unchanged till 6 July.
    • Petrol rate in Kolkata recorded its highest price on 7 July that stood at Rs.75.20 per litre. The hike of Rs.2.40 per litre can be attributed to the Government’s decision to increase the excise duty and road and infrastructure cess on petrol by Rs.2 per litre.

    July 2019 – Week 2 (8-14):

    • Petrol was priced at Rs.75.20 per litre when the week began, similar to the previous day’s rate, which was hiked after the Union Government through the 2019 Budget announced to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.2 per litre to fund its social welfare schemes.
    • Prices were reduced the next day to Rs.75.17 per litre – the lowest prices recorded during the week attributed by the marginal decline in crude prices amid supply cuts led by the OPEC and its allies despite tensions in the Middle East and the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
    • By the end of the week, prices rose to touch the highest for the week when the petrol price in Kolkata stood at Rs.75.43 per litre largely due to the slight increase in crude oil prices.

    July 2019 – Week 3 (15-21):

    • The petrol price in Kolkata on 15 July stood at Rs.75.60 per litre – the lowest rate recorded during the week – largely due to the slight decline in crude oil prices amid indications that the Chinese economy is slowing down and could impact the demand from the world’s largest importer of crude.
    • Prices of petrol in the city continued to rise to touch its weekly high of Rs.75.82 per litre on 18 July and remained unchanged until 21 July despite a marginal increase in crude oil prices amid tensions in the Middle East and the slowing down of the Chinese economy.
    • Petrol prices in Kolkata during the week rose by 22 paise per litre attributed by the sharp incline in crude oil prices in the oil market after the US shot down an Iranian drone, escalating tensions in the region.

    Trend of Petrol Price in Kolkata for June 2019 (rates per litre)

    Parameters Rates /litre
    2nd June Rs.73.71
    30th June Rs.72.60
    Highest Rate in June Rs.73.71
    Lowest Rate in June Rs.72.17
    Overall Performance Decline-to-rise
    Percentage Change -1.51%

    June 2019 – Week 1 (2-8):

    • Petrol price in Kolkata was at Rs.73.71 per litre on 2 June 2019, down by 6 paise compared with 31 May.
    • The week saw a steady decline in the prices, with the lowest recorded price at Rs.73.16 per litre on 8 June.
    • The decline come on the back of a drop in global crude oil prices during the initial days of the week. The prices became stable towards the end of the week. The market was dull as investors were expecting a global economic slump.

    June 2019 – Week 2 (9-15):

    • On 9 June 2019, petrol price in Kolkata was the same as the previous day – Rs.73.16.
    • During the week, the price kept dropping, closing at Rs.72.23 on 15 June.
    • Crude oil prices stabilised by mid-week, on the back of expectations that OPEC will withhold supply for some more time. Globally, the demand for petrol is reducing because of the expected economic downtrend.

    June 2019 – Week 3 (16-22):

    • The week opened with Petrol price in Kolkata dropping by 6 paise to Rs.72.17 on 16 June 2019. This price kept steady for the whole week.
    • With the US-China trade issues expected to affect economic growth in the world, crude oil prices continued to fall through the week.

    June 2019 – Week 4 (23-30):

    • Kolkata saw petrol prices remaining the same on 23 June 2019, at Rs.72.17 – the same as the previous day.
    • On the last day of June, the price stood at Rs.72.60, a rise of 43 paise over the week. Overall monthly petrol price movement in Kolkata was a decline of 1.51% between 2 June and 30 June.
    • The beginning of this week saw a drop in crude oil prices as investors awaited the results of the G20 summit and the meeting between OPEC and other oil producers. However, crude prices picked up on 26 June on the back of news of depleted supply of the raw material in the US.

    Petrol Price in Kolkata Compared to Other Metro Cities

    Compared to other India metro cities, the petrol price in Kolkata is the third highest followed by other metros including Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi. Just like in other metro cities, the prices of petrol in Kolkata align to the global crude oil prices.

    The difference in petrol prices between Kolkata and other major metro cities is due to the varying local sales tax or Value Added Tax (VAT) levied on the sale of fuel in the city.

    How Often are Petrol Prices Revised in Kolkata?

    Petrol prices in Kolkata, similar to other cities, are being revised on a daily basis ever since the dynamic fuel pricing has been introduced in June 2017.

    Dealers of the petrol pumps across the city will update the petrol price every day by 6 a.m. as decided by the oil marketing companies.

    The price will be displayed high at the fuel stations in Kolkata and is also available on the respective websites of oil companies. The companies also have a dedicated mobile app, through which customers can fetch the daily revised petrol price in Kolkata.

    Making the information available online helps customers to compare and go for the one offering petrol at lesser prices. However, the difference of price from one pump to the other would be marginal.

    Also Know: Petrol Price Trend In Kolkata

    Factors Affecting Petrol Rate in Kolkata

    Petrol pricing in India is made up of many components other than the product price. Petrol is usually bought in crude form from the international markets in barrels for US dollars. So the basic price of petrol mostly depends on the crude oil price and the Indian rupee to US dollar exchange rate.

    After purchasing the crude oil, the oil marketing companies (OMCs) get it processed in the refineries to produce petroleum products. After adding the refinery price, cost of freight, and a profit margin, they sell the petrol to the dealers in various cities. The dealer then adds his commission, state and central taxes and other charges and finally sells it to the customers.

    Most of the components in petrol pricing remain the same across all Indian cities, except for the value added tax (VAT) levied by the respective state government.

    In Kolkata, VAT levied by the West Bengal government is what makes a major difference in the petrol price in the city.

    Other factors that show the marginal effect on the petrol rate in Kolkata include the dealer’s commission, the fuel supplying company and the pump maintenance charges.

    State Taxes and Petrol Price in Kolkata

    The West Bengal government charges value added tax (VAT) of 25% or Rs.13.12 per litre whichever is higher as sales tax on petrol, second highest among among the East Indian states of Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar. The highest is being charged by the Jharkhand government with the lowest VAT on petrol observed at Bihar in East India.

    Effect of GST on Kolkata Petrol Price

    The GST or the goods and services tax being levied on most of the goods and services in India came in to effect in July 2017. Post GST, the uniform rate is observed on various products across India. However, petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, jet fuel and natural gas are kept outside GST net, as of now.

    Therefore, the petrol prices in Kolkata or in any other Indian city are largely unaffected by GST.

    Considering the recent uproar about bringing petroleum products under GST, if petrol is taxed under GST, the petrol rate in Kolkata is likely to come down as the highest tax bracket under GST is 28% which is lesser than the combined VAT and central excise duty of Rs. 19.48 per litre of petrol.

    Petrol versus Diesel Rate in Kolkata

    Just like in other cities in India, petrol costs little higher than diesel in Kolkata. The price variation is majorly due to the difference in the state and central taxes levied on the two commodities. Other factors include the difference in international crude oil price, refinery charges, the price charged to the dealers and dealer’s commission.

    The central excise duty and the VAT levied by the central and state governments respectively is different for petrol and diesel.

    The excise duty on petrol is Rs.17.98 per litre, while it is Rs.13.83 on a litre of diesel. Similarly, the VAT charged by the West Bengal government on petrol is 25% or Rs.13.12 per litre, whichever is higher, as sales tax, whereas for diesel, it is 17% or Rs.7.70 per litre, whichever is higher.

    Lesser tax rates on diesel compared to that of petrol are making diesel cheaper by Rs. 11-12 per litre than petrol in Kolkata.

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    News About Petrol Price In Kolkata

    • Prices of petrol increased for the sixth day in a row on 12 June 2020

      Oil marketing companies that are managed by the state increased the prices of petrol by up to 57 paise across the major cities in India on 12 June 2020. The prices of petrol have been increased for six days in a row.

      On 7 June 2020, oil marketing companies ended the 82 days pause of revision in prices. The price of petrol in Delhi has been increased by 57 paise and is at Rs.74.57 for a litre. Over the last five days, the price of petrol in the national capital has been increased by Rs.3.31 for a litre. The prices of petrol in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Noida have been increased by 54 paise, 55 paise, 51 paise, and 44 paise for a litre, respectively. According to the details available on the official of Indian Oil Corporation, the updated prices of petrol Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Noida are at Rs.76.48, Rs.81.53, Rs.78.47, and Rs.76.59 for a litre, respectively. Since more than 80% of India’s crude requirements are imported, the value of the rupee against the dollar and the crude oil prices in the international markets determine the prices of petrol in the country. Brent crude oil futures prices in the global markets decreased by 3% and were trading at $37.40 for a barrel.

      12 June 2020

    • Petrol prices remain the same across most cities on 21 May 2020

      Oil marketing companies that are managed by the state did not make any changes to the prices of petrol across the major cities in India on 21 May 2020. The base price of petrol has not been changed for the last two months.

      In Delhi, the price of petrol remained the same when compared to 20 May 2020 and is at Rs.71.26 for a litre. Delhi has the cheapest prices of petrol when compared to all the metros and most state capitals because of lower taxes. Apart from a few cities, the prices of petrol have remained the same in most cities. Earlier, the prices of petrol in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, and Karnataka were increased due to a hike in VAT. The prices of petrol in Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad remained the same as well when compared to 20 May 2020 and are at Rs.76.31, Rs.75.54, and Rs.73.97 for a litre, respectively. Since around 83% of India’s crude requirements are imported, the value of the rupee against the dollar and the crude oil prices in the global markets determine the prices of petrol in the country. Brent crude oil prices in the international market increased by 0.56% and were trading at $36 for a barrel.

      21 May 2020

    • Petrol prices remain stagnant for 44th consecutive day

      State-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) kept the rates of petrol stagnant across the country for the 44th consecutive day on Wednesday. Following the daily revision in the prices, a litre of petrol cost Rs.69.59 in Delhi, Rs.76.31 in Mumbai, Rs.73.30 in Kolkata, and Rs.72.28 in Chennai. The rates were the cheapest in the national capital due to lower taxes. In non-metropolitan cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru, consumers were required to shell out Rs.73.97 and Rs.73.55 respectively for a litre as per the data available on the Indian Oil Corporation website.

      In the international oil market, Brent crude prices witnessed an incline on Wednesday due to tightening storage despite moves to reduce production. The futures of Brent crude and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude were up by 3.27 and 14.5 percent respectively and was trading at $21.13 and $14.13 per barrel. The futures of US WTI crude were at its lowest in over two decades.

      In India, the rates of fuel are revised daily as per the dynamic pricing scheme which was adopted in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a15-day average and the rupee-dollar exchange rate.

      29 April 2020

    • Petrol prices slashed again on Sunday

      On Sunday, state-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) reduced the rates of petrol again across the major cities of the country. Petrol prices in New Delhi were reduced by 12 paise per litre and cost Rs.69.75 in the national capital. In the other three metropolitan cities i.e., Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.75.46, Rs.72.45, and Rs.72.45 respectively after the rates were slashed by 11 and 12 paise per litre. In Hyderabad, OMCs retailed a litre of petrol for Rs.74.14. It must be noted here petrol prices in New Delhi were the cheapest among all the metropolitan cities due to lower taxes. As per industry sources, the rates would have been slashed further had the government not increased the excise duty by Rs.3 per litre on Saturday.

      OMCs revise fuel prices in the country on a daily basis as per the dynamic pricing scheme which was adopted in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate.

      19 March 2020

    • Petrol prices remain stable on Thursday

      State-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on Thursday kept the rates of petrol unchanged across the major cities of the country. The halt in the prices came after a period of six days. As per the data available on the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) website, a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.71.94 in the national capital. In the other three metropolitan cities i.e., Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai consumers were charged Rs.77.60, Rs.74.58, and Rs.74.73 respectively. In non-metropolitan cities like Noida and Gurugram, a litre of petrol cost Rs.73.86 and Rs.72.04. It must be noted here that the rates of petrol were the cheapest in the national capital among all metropolitan cities and most state capitals due to lower taxes. In the last 11 days, petrol prices in the New Delhi have seen a decline of Rs.1.15 for every litre.

      In the international oil market, the rates of crude oil shot up on Wednesday due to expectations that producers may enact significant output reductions in a bid to counterbalance the fall in demand. The futures of Brent crude oil and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude were up by 17 and 29 cents respectively to be trading $55.96 and $51.46 per barrel.

      In India, the rates of fuel are revised as per the dynamic pricing scheme which was adopted by OMCs in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the value of rupee against the US dollar.

      13 February 2020

    • Petrol prices see no change on Wednesday

      The rates of petrol were kept unchanged across the major cities of the country on Wednesday. This was the first time in the last six days that state-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) decided against increasing or decreasing the prices. Following the revision in the prices, a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.74.82 in the national capital. In the other metropolitan cities i.e., Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai consumers were required to shell out Rs.80.42, Rs.77.42, and Rs.77.72 respectively for a litre. In non-metropolitan cities like Noida and Gurugram, a litre of petrol cost Rs.76.10 and Rs.74.31 respectively. It must be noted here that the rates of petrol were the cheapest in the national capital among all metropolitan cities and most state capitals because of lower taxes.

      In India, OMCs revise the prices of petrol as per the dynamic pricing scheme which was adopted in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the value of rupee against the US dollar.

      22 January 2020

    • Petrol prices hiked by 10 paise for every litre on Friday

      The rates of petrol were hiked by 10 paise on Friday after crude oil rates increased by as much as 4% following US air strikes in Iraq. The rates are expected to increase sharply in the following days as tensions in the oil rich Middle East countries continue to grow. Following Friday’s revision in the prices, a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.75.35 in New Delhi, Rs.80.94 in Mumbai, Rs.78.28 in Chennai, Rs.74.72 in Gurgaon, Rs.80.12 in Hyderabad, and Rs.77.87 in Bengaluru.

      In the international oil market, the futures of Brent crude oil and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude increased by $3 and $1.76 to be trading at $69.16 and $62.94 per barrel respectively.

      It must be noted here that the price gap between petrol and diesel has widened since December. This is because the rates charged for a litre of petrol increased only by a few paise while diesel price climbed by over Rs.2 a litre.

      3 January 2020

    • OMCs keep petrol prices constant for third consecutive day

      State-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on Wednesday kept the rates of petrol constant for the third consecutive day. No change in the prices of petrol have been accounted to the upcoming meeting of OPEC and its allies which will begin tomorrow. Following the revision in the prices, a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.74.91 in the national capital and Rs.80.59 in the commercial capital. It must be noted here that petrol prices have been on the rise since early October and is currently at its highest level this year.

      In the international oil market, crude prices increased on Wednesday. The futures of Brent crude oil and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) were up by 35 and 31 cents respectively to be trading at $61.17 and $56.41 per barrel.

      In India, OMCs revise the prices on a daily basis as per the dynamic pricing scheme that was adopted in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the value of rupee against the US dollar.

      4 December 2019

    • Petrol prices hiked by 14 paise on Saturday

      State-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on Saturday again hiked the prices of petrol across all the major cities. The rates were increased by 14 paise per litre. Following the revision in the prices, a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.73.77 in the national capital. In the other three metropolitan cities of the country i.e., Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, consumers were required to shell out Rs.79.44, Rs.76.47, and Rs.76.68 respectively. In non-metropolitan cities like Noida and Gurugram, a litre of petrol cost Rs.75.32 and Rs.73.53 as of Saturday. It needs to be mentioned here that the rates of petrol are the cheapest in the national capital among all metropolitan cities and state capitals as the tax imposed on the fuel in the lower than what it is in other cities.

      In India, OMCs revise the prices of fuel on a daily basis as per the dynamic pricing scheme, which was adopted in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the value of rupee against the US dollar. This is also because the country imports 80% of its total crude requirements.

      16 November 2019

    • OMCs keep petrol prices constant in the country on Wednesday

      The rates of petrol were kept unchanged across the major cities of the country on Wednesday. Following the daily revision in the prices, a litre of petrol cost Rs.72.92 in the national capital. In Mumbai, the commercial capital a litre of petrol was retailed for Rs.78.54 while in Kolkata and Chennai consumers were required to shell out Rs.75.57 and Rs.75.72 respectively. OMCs charged Rs.74.61 and Rs.72.82 for a litre of petrol in Noida and Gurugram on Wednesday. The rates charged for a litre of petrol was the cheapest in the national capital among all metropolitan cities and state capitals as the tax imposed on the fuel is lower than what is charged in other cities.

      The rates of petrol are revised daily in the country as per the dynamic pricing scheme after OMCs adopted it in June 2017. As per the mechanism, the rates of fuel charged in the country are dependent on international oil prices on a 15-day average and the value of rupee against the US dollar. This is also because India imports around 80% of the total crude requirements.

      30 October 2019

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