Petrol Price In Odisha Today

Petrol price in Odisha today is fixed under the daily ‘Dynamic Fuel Pricing’ method. Here, you can check the current petrol price in Odisha, find today's petrol price and quarterly price trends in Odisha. New petrol prices in Odisha are effective daily at 6:00 am IST.

Get to understand how petrol prices in Odisha are determined and how it compares to other states. Additionally, you can find the current Odisha petrol price and factors affecting petrol prices in India. You can also check the highest and lowest petrol price recorded during a month.

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    Petrol Prices in Odisha

    Are you a petrol consumer from Odisha? Would you like to know a few important aspects related to petrol? If yes, you are on the right page. Petrol is used mainly for the purpose of transportation in Odisha, which has a vast number of petrol users. Let’s begin with fuel pricing? It is ideal to make a comparative analysis of petrol prices in three major cities in Odisha.

    Petrol Price in Bhubaneswar

    Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It is a centre of industrial activities as well. In October 2017, petrol was sold at an average price of Rs.67.70 per litre. The lowest price in September 2017 was Rs.68.15 whereas the highest price was Rs.69.53. In August 2017, the highest price was 68.24 and the lowest price was Rs.64.53. In July 2017, petrol rates in the city were comparatively low. In June 2017, petrol prices diminished by 5.99%.

    Petrol Prices in Cuttack

    Cuttack, the commercial capital, is the second largest city in the state. On 2 Jan 2017, petrol was priced at Rs.71.08. On 1 April 2017, the fuel was priced at Rs.66.77. The fuel price further increased to Rs.68.58 in May 2017. In September 2017, the fuel was sold at an average rate of Rs.68.42. In October 2017, the average price was above Rs.67 per litre. In October 2017, the average price was less in Rourkela compared to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. In August 2017, petrol was priced less. On 1 July 2017, the price was Rs.58.13 per litre.

    Quarterly Diesel Price Trend in Odisha Between October and December 2018

    October November December
    Opening date price Rs.82.62 a litre Rs.78.27 a litre Rs.71.54 a litre
    Closing date price Rs.78.45 a litre Rs.71.89 a litre Rs.67.81 a litre
    Highest price Rs.82.86 a litre booked on the 4 October 2018 Rs.78.27 a litre booked on the 1 November 2018 Rs.71.54 a litre booked on the 1 December 2018
    Lowest Price Rs.78.45 a litre booked on 30 and 31 October 2018 Rs.71.89 a litre booked on the 30 November 2018 Rs.67.81 a litre booked on the 31 December 2018
    Trend Downward Downward Downward
    % Change -5.05% -8.15% -5.22%

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha Between October and December 2018

    • Fuel prices were on record highs on the back of the rising crude oil prices in the international market as petrol was priced at Rs.82.62 per litre on 1 October in Odisha.
    • Petrol prices in Odisha, as well as other states, are fixed daily based on the ‘Dynamic Fuel Pricing’ mechanism by considering the 14-day average price of crude oil along with the exchange rate of the rupee over the US dollar.
    • Prices continued to rise and touched the highest rate on 4 October when a litre of petrol in Odisha was sold at Rs.82.86 per litre.
    • With petrol prices on the rise, the Central government announced a cut in the excise duty levied on the sale of fuel by Rs.1.50 per litre and asked oil companies to further subsidise Rs.1 per litre.
    • By the end of October, petrol prices in Odisha declined by 5.05% attributed to the reduction of the excise duty on fuel.
    • On 1 November, the petrol rate in Odisha stood at Rs.78.27 per litre, which was also the highest price recorded during the month.
    • Crude oil prices in the international market reflected a downward trend after it touched a four-year high in October. Due to the decline in the geopolitical tensions between the US and China over trade between the countries, oil prices dropped during this month.
    • By the end of the month, petrol prices in Odisha dropped to Rs.71.89 per litre owing to the fall in crude oil prices.
    • Overall, petrol rates in Odisha for the month recorded a decline of 8.15% influenced by the significant fall in oil prices in the international market.
    • Petrol was priced at Rs.71.54 per litre on 1 December – the highest price registered during the month.
    • While crude oil prices were trading around $80 per barrel early October, it fell to around $55 per barrel late December due to the decline in geopolitical tensions.
    • By the end of the month, petrol prices in Odisha dropped by 5.22% on the back of a falling crude oil rates in the global market.

    How are Petrol Prices in Odisha Revised?

    All state-owned oil marketing companies in Odisha have started revising fuel rates on a daily basis since 16 June 2017. They have stopped using the 15-year old fortnightly revision system. Revising fuel rates on a daily basis is called the daily revision or dynamic fuel pricing. The daily revision has been in use in other developed countries such as Russia, the United States of America, Australia and German.

    Dynamic fuel pricing offers significant benefits to consumers and oil marketing companies. Fuel pricing is done on the basis of the cost of crude oil and the currency conversion ratio under the dynamic fuel pricing system. Variations in crude oil rates and the exchange rate are reflected instantly in the retail selling price of petrol. Inventory management is not complicated under the new system.

    How to Track Petrol Prices in Odisha?

    There are three options through which the latest petrol price can be tracked. All oil marketing companies offer an SMS service. They have also designed unique mobile applications, which can be downloaded by customers to track the latest price. The mobile application designed by Hindustan Petroleum is called ‘My HPCL’. The mobile application created by Indian Oil is called ‘fuel@OIC’. The mobile application designed by Bharat Petroleum is called ‘SmartDrive.’ Customers can avail the benefit of these services.

    How are Petrol Prices in Odisha Calculated?

    The following table shows the price structure of Petrol in Odisha.

    Cost Elements Cost of Petrol
    Crude oil price (including freight) XXX
    Crude Oil Price per litre XXX
    Computation of OMC Cost
    Processing Cost and Refinery Cost XXX
    Transportation Costs and OMS Margin XXX
    Fuel Price (after refining) XXX
    Excise Duty 19.48 per litre
    Price Charged to Dealers Before VAT
    Calculation of Dealer Retail Cost
    Commission Charged to Dealers XXX
    VAT @26% in Odisha XXX
    Final Selling Price in Odisha XXX

    A barrel of crude oil is equivalent to 159 litres. Crude oil is traded in international markets and it is paid in the USD. Freight charges are remitted by oil marketing companies and are included in the cost of crude oil. Other expenses incurred by oil marketing companies consist of marketing costs, transportation expenses, processing costs, entry taxes and refinery transfer price.

    State Levies on Petrol in Different States

    According to the data published by Petrol Planning and Analysis Cell, the state VAT imposed on petrol was 26% in Odisha, 27% in New Delhi, 26.25% in Haryana, 32.91% in Rajasthan and 47.64% in Maharashtra. In Goa, it is just 17%. Among all Indian states, the VAT in Maharashtra was the highest as on 1 September 2017. It is the lowest in Goa.

    Quarterly Petrol Price Trend in Odisha between July and September 2018

    July August September
    Opening date price Rs.74.38 a litre Rs.75.10 a litre Rs.77.45 a litre
    Closing date price Rs.75.25 a litre Rs.77.45 a litre Rs.82.12 a litre
    Highest price Rs.76.08 a litre recorded on the 15th Rs.77.45 a litre recorded on the 31st Rs.82.12 a litre recorded on the 30th
    Lowest Price Rs.74.38 a litre recorded on the 1st Rs.75.10 a litre recorded on the 1st Rs.77.45 a litre recorded on the 1st
    Trend Upward Upward Upward
    % Change +1.17% +3.13% +6.03%

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in July 2018

    • In India, petrol and diesel prices are revised every day under the dynamic fuel pricing mechanism where the new rates are effective from 6:00 am IST.
    • Under the said pricing mechanism, State-run oil companies arrive at the selling price of petrol based on the global crude oil price and the exchange rate of the Indian currency over the U.S. currency.
    • Based on the daily revision, the petrol price in Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Odisha, on the 1st of the month stood at Rs.74.38 per litre - the lowest petrol price recorded in Odisha for the month.
    • In the back of the rising crude oil prices in the global market, petrol prices in the first and seconds weeks continued to incline.
    • Petrol prices rose to touch the highest rate for the month when a litre of petrol was sold at Rs.76.08 on the 15th of the month.
    • Despite declining over the course of the third and fourth weeks, the prices never breached the opening price of the month.
    • On the 31st of July, the petrol price in Odisha stood at Rs.75.25 per litre, an increase of 87 paise per litre over the opening price of the month.
    • The petrol price trend in Odisha during the month grew by 1.17% impacted by the slight rise in crude oil prices in the global market.

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in August 2018

    • As per the daily revision, the petrol price in Odisha on the 1st of August was revised and lowered by 15 paise to be sold at Rs.75.10 per litre. This is also the lowest price recorded during the month.
    • Petrol prices during the first and second weeks continued to incline in the back of an increase in the crude oil price.
    • Oil prices rose due to geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Iran after the former pulled out of the nuclear deal prompting shortage in oil supply from Iran.
    • Due to the shortage in the supply of oil, fuel prices in India and other countries increased insistently during the month of August.
    • Despite the rising petrol cost, none of the taxes, levied by the Centre and states, were not revised or reduced to offer some relief to consumers.
    • By the end of the month, petrol prices in Odisha rose to touch the highest on the 31st when petrol was sold at Rs.77.45 per litre.
    • Overall, petrol prices in Odisha in August grew by 3.13% attributed to the increase in oil prices in the global market.

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in September 2018

    • On the 1st of September, oil companies kept the petrol price in Odisha unchanged to be sold at Rs.77.45 per litre - the lowest petrol price recorded for the month.
    • Due to the ongoing geopolitical tensions, the crude oil price increased to touch a four-year high of $80 per barrel which prompted oil companies to increase fuel prices accordingly.
    • The exchange rate of rupee fell to its lowest to touch Rs.72 over the U.S. dollar coupled with the rise in oil prices, petrol prices touched record levels during the month.
    • Certain states such as Rajasthan, Karnataka, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh announced a cut in local sales taxes which offered some respite to consumers of those states.
    • Petrol prices during the third and fourth weeks inclined to touch the highest price on the 30th when petrol was available in Odisha at Rs.82.12 per litre, an increase of Rs.4.67 a litre.
    • The petrol price trend in Odisha in September reflected an upward trend growing by 6.03% influenced by the significant rise in oil prices and the depreciation of the Indian currency over the U.S. dollar.

    Quarterly Petrol Price Trend in Odisha Between April and June 2018

    April May June
    Opening date price Rs.72.57 per litre Rs.73.46 per litre Rs.77.13 per litre
    Closing date price Rs.73.46 per litre Rs.77.19 per litre Rs.74.38 per litre
    Highest price Rs.73.50 per litre recorded on 24th Rs.77.27 per litre recorded on 29th Rs.77.13 per litre recorded on 1st
    Lowest price Rs.72.57 per litre recorded on 1st Rs.73.46 per litre recorded from 1st to 11th Rs.74.38 per litre recorded from 27th to 30th
    Trend Upward Upward Downward
    %Change +1.23% +5.08% -3.57%

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in April 2018

    • The petrol price in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Odisha, on the 1st of the month stood at Rs.72.57 per litre. This price is also the lowest for the month.
    • Fuel prices are determined by State-run fuel companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum.
    • Fuel companies revise fuel prices on a daily basis under the ‘Dynamic Fuel Pricing’ mechanism which was introduced in India from 16 June 2018.
    • During the first and second week of April 2018, petrol prices in Odisha remained stable but grew marginally in tandem with the increase in crude oil rates.
    • By the end of the third week, petrol prices had increased by 48 paise per litre attributed to the slight rise in the global crude oil price.
    • From the 25th onwards fuel companies kept the petrol price in Odisha unchanged until the end of the month owing to a steady crude oil rate.
    • Overall, petrol prices in Odisha during the month grew by 1.23% influenced by the marginal increase in the crude oil price.

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in May 2018

    • Fuel companies continued to keep petrol prices in Odisha unchanged till the 11th of May 2018 which stood at Rs.73.46 per litre - the lowest cost of petrol for the month.
    • From the 12th onwards, fuel companies began revising petrol prices in the State in tandem with the cost of crude oil in the global market.
    • Petrol prices inclined sharply over the course of the second and third week as oil prices increased significantly.
    • The significant rise in crude oil prices was influenced by geopolitical tensions on potential crunch in supply of oil due to the possible trade war between the US and China.
    • The cost of crude oil per barrel touched $80 which was the main reason for the considerable rise in petrol prices across the globe.
    • Petrol prices touched an all-time high of Rs.77.97 per litre on the 29th of the month largely due to the crude oil price.
    • During the month, petrol prices in Odisha rose significantly by 5.08% mainly affected by high crude oil rates.

    Petrol Price Trend in Odisha in June 2018

    • On 1st of the month, petrol was sold at Rs.77.13 per litre, a slight drop compared to the previous day. This price was also the lowest for the month.
    • With fuel prices on the rise across the globe, members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its ally Russia decided to meet on the 22nd to discuss ways to reduce crude oil rates.
    • Petrol prices declined over the course of the first and second week, but the drop was marginal and not a significant decline.
    • By mid-June 2018, petrol prices in Odisha declined by Rs.1.92 a litre as the crude oil rate had decreased considerably.
    • The OPEC and its ally Russia agreed to increase the output of crude oil which led to the decline in crude oil rates.
    • With the decline in crude oil prices, petrol prices in Odisha in the month fell to its lowest to record at Rs.74.38 per litre which stood from the 27th to the end of the month.
    • Overall, the petrol price trend in Odisha during the month reflected a downward trend of 3.57% largely due to the increase in output which led to the fall in crude oil rates.

    Trend in Petrol Price in Odisha between January and March 2018

    January February March
    Opening date price Rs.68.85 a litre Rs.71.87 a litre Rs.70.48 a litre
    Closing date price Rs.71.77 a litre Rs.70.35 a litre Rs.73.29 a litre
    Highest price Rs.71.77 a litre recorded on 31st Rs.72.20 a litre recorded on 6th and 7th Rs.72.39 a litre recorded on 31st
    Lowest price Rs.68.85 a litre booked on 1st Rs.70.36 a litre recorded on 25th Rs.70.48 a litre recorded on 1st
    Trend Upward Downward Upward
    %Change +4.24% -2.11% +3.98%

    Trend in Petrol Price in Odisha in January 2018

    • The opening day price was released at Rs.68.85 a litre in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, and Rs.68.96 a litre in Cuttack, the second biggest city in Odisha as per dynamic fuel pricing.
    • An offer of Rs.68.85 a litre remained unchanged for the following two days at Indian Oil Corporation limited, a premier Oil Marketing Company. At Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, the offer was slightly different.
    • Except the first three days, the fuel rate voyaged aloft until the completion of January 2018 in sync with the disparities in crude oil costs and the INR/USD exchange ratio.
    • For the first week, a growth rate of 0.43% was seen and for the second week, it accelerated to 1.28%. Similarly, during the third week, petrol prices in Odisha were up 1.27%.
    • It was caused by the USD/INR exchange rate, which was down 0.26% to Rs.63.53 on 15th; and the cost of crude oil, which jumped to $68.02 per barrel on 15th.
    • No changes were reported with regard to indigenous elements such as the overheads of the fuel entities, pollution cess, excise duty, Value-added Tax (VAT), the profit ratio of the OMCs, etc.

    Trend in Petrol Price in Odisha in February 2018

    • Under dynamic fuel pricing, in Bhubaneswar, the fuel price was revised to Rs.71.87 a litre on 1st whereas in Cuttack, the offer stood at Rs.72.01 a litre.
    • The Central Government’s Union Budget had no impact on the amendment of the price offer across Odisha.
    • Ups and downs in fuel prices were caused by the unhinged exchange rate and crude oil costs in February. On 1st February, the USD/INR exchange rate was valued at Rs.63.95.
    • By the end of the month, it appreciated 1.98% to Rs.65.22. Conversely, the crude oil price (Indian Basket) decreased to $63.54 per barrel.
    • Therefore, the average petrol price was estimated to be Rs.72.03 a litre for the first week. It slid to Rs.71.99 a litre during the second week.
    • Likewise, for the third week, the average fuel rate was Rs.70.98 a litre. For the last week, it further fell to Rs.70.40 a litre. In the end, in February, fuel rates were reported to be down 2.11% in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
    • According to sources, the distribution and production of unrefined oil were not interrupted by a fabrication cut or a bad climate. Moreover, in global markets, refinery events were also constant.

    Trend in Petrol Price in Odisha in March 2018

    • On 1st March, petrol accumulated its rate by 13 paise under the daily revision system. Not only the opening day price but also the price tags of the residual 30 days have continually gained.
    • During the first 15 days, petrol was sold at an average price of Rs.71.17 a litre. For the second half, the average fuel price augmented to Rs.71.49 a litre.
    • The highest price, for March 2018, was recorded at Rs.72.39 a litre, which was also the highest fuel price for the entire quarter.
    • Similarly, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) declared the lowest price for the month to be Rs.70.48 a litre. On the other hand, for the whole quarter, the lowest rate stood at Rs.68.85 a litre.
    • For March 2018, the net growth rate was estimated to be 3.98%. In January 2018, it was 4.24%. The sluggish crude oil market caused a slow growth rate this month.
    • Like the earlier month, no changes were made in the expenses incurred by IOCL, HPCL and BPCL, the state and central taxes, the dealer’s commission, etc.
    • There has been a reasonable amount of hike in the crude oil price globally this quarter. The USD also gained rationally against the base currency.

    Factors Affecting Petrol Price in Odisha

    Which factors do you think affect the petrol price? Why do petrol prices differ from one state to another? Why do petrol prices change? As we know, the price of petrol in New Delhi is the lowest compared to all Indian cities. It is because of the fact that the state VAT imposed on petrol by the Delhi government is comparatively less. In Odisha, the petrol price is more compared to New Delhi. The higher the state VAT, the higher will be the cost of petrol. The lower the state VAT, the lower will be the petrol price.

    The central excise duty has been recently reduced to Rs.19.48 per litre by the central government on 3 October 2017. After the revision, petrol prices across all Indian states including Odisha were down almost Rs.2 per litre. This is how the revision of the excise duty impacts the petrol price charged to customers. The excise duty and the state VAT are domestically controlled. Another determinant is the cost of crude oil, which cannot be domestically controlled. When the cost price of crude oil falls in global markets, the cost of petrol falls. On the other hand, if the cost of crude oil goes up, the petrol price increases as a result.

    Does GST Impact Petrol Prices in Odisha?

    GST does not impact petrol prices in Odisha. Petrol was priced at Rs.66.77 in October 2017. If GST is levied on petrol, the petrol price will fall down approximately to Rs.45.00 per litre at 28%. Whether or not to bring petrol under the regime of GST is left at the discretion of the central government. The imposition of GST on petrol at the current rate will bring down the petrol rate in Odisha. Eventually, the government stands to lose the major chunk of revenue source.

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    • Amid Lower Crude Oil Prices, IOC Q3 Profit Declines 91%

      India’s top oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) reported 91% decline in quarterly profit on Wednesday. This comes amid the plunge in oil prices in the global market took a toll on the company’s net profit. The three oil marketing companies – IOC, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum, were asked to absorb Rs.1 per litre as further subsidy, which impacted their margins as the government wanted to soften the impact of high oil rates on consumers. The company bought crude oil at the price sold prior to the cut in prices and had to sell it at a lower price, which hurt the company’s profit margins. The average gross refining margin dropped to $5.83 per barrel in April-December period from $8.28 per barrel in the same period last year. Crude oil prices have declined significantly since it touched a record high early October when it was trading around $80 per barrel to now trading around $56 per barrel.

      31 January 2019

    • Petrol prices in Mumbai fall for the seventh consecutive day

      The rates of petrol in the financial capital of the country i.e., Mumbai continue to fall for the seventh consecutive day. As of Wednesday, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were selling every litre of petrol for Rs.75.80 in the ‘City of Dreams’. In other metro cities of the country i.e., Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata the rates charged for a litre of petrol were Rs.70.20, Rs.72.82 and Rs.72.28 respectively. On the global front, US oil prices climbed on the back of the development that OPEC-led supply cut for 2019 would stabilise markets. It is noteworthy to mention here that the country’s fuel demand fell by 1.8 per cent in the month of November when compared to the same month last year.

      Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) of the country fix the prices of petrol as per the dynamic pricing mechanism. Under the mechanism factors like international oil prices, the value of rupee against the US dollar, excise duty rates, dealers commission and value-added tax are considered. The central excise duty charged on petrol is Rs.17.98 per litre while the VAT charged on the fuel keeps on changing depending on the states.

      13 December 2018

    • Petrol Prices Go Down by Rs.0.22 per litre, Crude Prices Also Go Down

      On Thursday, prices of petrol came down across all metro and other cities in the country as crude oil prices also dropped in the global market. As per data made available by the Indian Oil Corporation, petrol prices in national capital Delhi has dropped by Rs.0.21 per litre as opposed to the the previous day’s rates. On Thursday, petrol was selling at Rs.78.42 per litre compared to Rs.78.21 per litre on wednesday.

      In other major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, petrol was priced at Rs.83.72 per litre, Rs.81.24 per litre, and Rs.81.24 per litre respectively. The same on Wednesday was holding at Rs.83.92 per litre, Rs.80.33 per litre, and Rs.81.46 per litre.

      The regular daily change is due to the dynamic pricing mechanism fuel prices change on a daily basis. Prices in different city keeps changing regularly because of factors such as Goods and Services Tax, excise and other duties, which state governments charge based on their rules. The price drop also continued to fall for more than 20 days due to multiple factors such as lowering crude oil prices and a rising Indian rupee.

      13 November 2018

    • A Rise in Aviation Fuel Rate Makes air Travel Expensive

      Air travel has become expensive since the prices of aviation fuel soared by 7% from the month of October 2018. According to Indian Oil Corporation Limited, a premier oil marketing company, aviation turbine fuel rates have soared to Rs.74,667 per kiloliter from 1 October 2018. This is the highest rise since January 2014. Aviation turbine fuel prices was reported to be Rs.69,461 a kilo litre in the month of September 2018 with a growth rate of 7.49%.

      On Tuesday, 2 October 2018, aviation fuel rates increased to Rs.75,521 a kilo litre in the city of Chennai, Rs.74,177 a kilo litre in the city of Mumbai and Rs.79,736 in the city of Kolkata. The prices shall be reviewed on a monthly basis and the new air ticket prices shall be revised on the opening day of each month. Aviation fuel rates have increased over the last three months.

      12 October 2018

    • Petrol Prices Hit the Rs.90 per litre Mark in Pune, Sparks Anxiety Amongst Commuters

      On Monday, the 24th of September, petrol prices in Pune hit Rs.90.10 per litre and has sent shivers to the spine of commuters in the city. Reports suggest that most car and bike owners are considering giving up riding or driving altogether while other are looking to factor in the rising prices into their budget.

      Vimal Solanki, a veteran driver, recalls a time two decades ago when petrol was available for just Rs.18 per litre and he is now bearing the brunt of soaring prices. Others claim that fuel prices were around the Rs.50 mark as little as 8 years ago, however, it has risen significantly over time as government has continued to add duties on fuel and has strongly held onto its position saying it wont cut taxes by any means.

      The government has instead cited the Rs.25,000 crore to Rs.30,000 crore loss it would incur and the impact that could have on the nation’s fiscal deficit. The administration further said that fuel prices are rising mostly due to external factors and not any internal reasons.

      1 October 2018

    • Ramdev Urges Government to Bring Petrol Under the Lowest Slab of GST

      With petrol prices continuing to touch new heights as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) hike the prices, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has urged the government to bring petrol under the lowest slab of GST. Currently, the GST charged on petrol is 28% which has resulted in high petrol prices across the country. The yoga guru who was speaking during the NDTV Yuva conclave went ahead and stated that if the government offered him some relief with regards to tax, he would be able to provide petrol at Rs.35-45 per litre. Ramdev also raised questions on the government as to why it was reluctant to reduce the excise duty on petrol. The central government currently levies a total excise duty of Rs.19.48 per litre on petrol while the Value Added Taxes (VAT) vary from state to state. It needs to be mentioned here that the government had raised the excise duty on petrol by Rs.11.77 per litre in nine installments between November 2014 and January 2016. This was done to shore up the finances as oil prices fell globally. As of Monday, the price for every litre of petrol touched Rs.82.06 in the national capital while in the financial capital of the country, consumers had to pay Rs.89.48 for purchasing a litre of petrol for their vehicle. The hike in the prices of petrol has put the central government in the dock

      19 September 2018

    • Petrol Rates Continue to Increase

      Fuel rates across the country continued to accelerate for the eleventh consecutive day on Thursday, 6 September 2018. Today, the price of a litre of petrol in the national capital is Rs.79.51. Petrol price continued to increase towards the Rs.87-mark in the capital city of Maharashtra. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol was priced at Rs.86.91. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, on Wednesday, did not disclose anything about the reduction of excise duty on petrol to control increasing fuel prices. The government is not interested to reduce excise duty since it does not have enough financial scope.

      P. Chidambaram, former finance minister, said that fuel prices have increased since the taxes imposed on fuels are heavy. The government can reduce fuel prices by reducing taxes. Excise duty is levied by the Central Government whereas sales tax is levied by state governments. As of September 2018, excise duty on a litre of petrol was Rs.19.48 whereas excise duty on a litre of diesel was Rs.15.33. Sales tax will vary from one state to another. In Mumbai, sales tax on petrol is the highest whereas sales tax on diesel is the highest in Telangana.

      11 September 2018

    • Cashback on Cards to be Slashed by Crude Oil Companies

      State-owned fuel companies reduced the cashback offer to .25% from .75% on remittances using debit or credit cards and other digital means in order to decrease the yearly financial burden of Rs.800-900 crore. This offer was a part of 10 inducements the government had declared a month after the 08 November 2016 demonetisation. The objective of this cashback offer is to promote online transactions.

      At present fuel rates, the cashback of 57 paise per litre on petrol and 50 paise per litre on diesel is engrossed by the state retailers. The cashback will further be down by 19 paise on petrol and 17 paise on diesel per litre. The price of petrol per litre is Rs.76.43 in Delhi, the capital city of India, whereas the price of diesel per litre is Rs.67.93.

      6 August 2018

    • Petrol Rates Fell Slightly on Monday

      Fuel retailers on Monday have cut petrol rates for the 5th day. After the revision, the price of petrol has been revised to Rs.75.69 per litre in Delhi, Rs.83.30 a litre in Mumbai, Rs.78.55 a litre in Chennai and Rs.78.37 a litre in Kolkata. Today, petrol rate in Agartala is Rs.71.59 a litre, Rs.71.70 a litre in Aizwal, Rs.75.81 a litre in Ambala, Rs.76.91 a litre in Bangalore, Rs.81.28 a litre in Bhopal, Rs.74.52 a litre in Bhubaneswar.

      Today, petrol price in Chandigarh is Rs.72.80 a litre, Rs.77.18 a litre in Dehradun, Rs.75.00 per litre in Gandhinagar, Rs.78.80 a litre in Gangtok, Rs.77.98 a litre in Guwahati, Rs.80.17 a litre in Hyderabad, and Rs.73.79 a litre in Imphal respectively. Over the last few days, the prices of petrol and diesel have steadily been decreased. On Sunday, 24 June 2018, petrol rates were slashed by 14-17 paise a litre in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

      25 June 2018

    • Oil Minister Vows not to Allow Petrol Prices to Affect the Common Man

      Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan vowed not to allow petrol prices to pinch the common man saying the government is working on a “holistic” approach to the volatility of petrol prices without hampering the ongoing reforms. He blamed the geopolitical tensions prevailing over oil, fluctuating US dollar exchange rate as well as the local taxes for petrol and diesel prices to skyrocket to hit all-time highs, but he reiterated the government is sensitive towards the increase in fuel prices and will ensure that the common man is not pained. He said that they will deal with the issue and will do all that is possible along with economic reforms by the government of India as it’s a pro-reform government.

      6 June 2018

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