On August 13, the OMCs continued to maintain the diesel and petrol prices for the straight 27th day. The fuel prices which were on the hike since May has crossed Rs. 100/litre in 15 states like Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Odisha. Also, the fuel prices have crossed the 100-mark in few districts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
In Delhi, petrol is retailed at Rs. 101.84 litre and diesel are sold at Rs. 89.87 per litre. Since April 2020, the price of petrol has increased by Rs. 32.25. Earlier, the petrol was being priced at Rs. 69.59 per litre. Alternatively, Rs. 27.58 hiked for diesel from Rs 62.29 per litre to Rs. 89.87 per litre.
However, the diesel and petrol prices remain unchanged in Mumbai. The fuel prices are sold at a price of Rs 107.83 per litre and Rs 97.45 per litre, respectively. The people in Kolkata have to buy Rs 102.08 per litre of petrol, while Rs. 93.02 for a litre of diesel.
The prices of petrol and diesel vary from state to state. It is because of the local taxes like freight and VAT charges levied on the fuel. Within the country, Rajasthan levies the highest VAT on fuel. Madhya Pradesh was spotted at no. 3, followed by Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.