Petrol prices up by Rs. 1.29, diesel by Rs. 0.97

| Updated: Jan 02, 2017 02:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): The prices of petrol and diesel have been increased by Rs. 1.29 and Rs. 0.97 per litre with effect from midnight. After the hike, petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs. 67.39 per litre and diesel will cost Rs. 55.94. The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has decided to effect the price changes with effect from midnight. "The current level of international product prices of Petrol & Diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of Petrol and Diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision," the official release stated. "The movement of prices in the international oil market and INR-USD exchange rate shall continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes," the statement added. (ANI)