Petrol price at Rs 81 mark, diesel crosses Rs 73 in Delhi

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New Delhi: Petrol price touched Rs 81.28/litre (increase by Rs 0.28/litre) and diesel at Rs 73.30/litre (increase by Rs 0.22/litre) in Delhi.

Petrol at Rs 88.67/litre (increase by Rs 0.28/litre) and diesel at Rs 77.82/litre (increase by Rs 0.24/litre) in Mumbai.

Delhi has the cheapest fuel rates among all metros and most state capitals because of lower taxes. Mumbai has the highest sales tax or VAT.

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In Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 88.39 and diesel is priced at Rs 77.58 per litre.

Mumbai has the highest rate of VAT or sales tax in the country.

Petrol price cut by 15 paise/litre

According to oil companies, refinery gate price of petrol, without considering any central or state tax and dealer’s commission, is Rs 40.49 per litre. The same for diesel is Rs 44.32.

Retail rates are arrived at after adding excise duty, which is charged by the Central government, commission paid to petrol pumps dealers and VAT, charged by the state governments.

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Dealer’s commission on petrol currently is Rs 3.34 per litre and that on diesel is Rs 2.52.

While crude oil rates flirted with the $80 per barrel mark, the rupee has plunged against the dollar. The combination of the two makes imports costlier.

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Domestic retail prices are benchmarked to international rates of the fuel.

Since mid-August, petrol price has risen by Rs 3.92 a litre and diesel by Rs 4.31.

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