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Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41/ltr, diesel rate lowered by Rs 2.25

New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates.The reduction in rates of

PTI [ Updated: October 31, 2014 21:06 IST ]
petrol price cut by rs 2.41/ltr diesel rate lowered by rs
petrol price cut by rs 2.41/ltr diesel rate lowered by rs 2.25

New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates.

The reduction in rates of petrol and diesel, which was deregulated for the first time in more than a decade, will be effective from midnight tonight, Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest fuel retailer, announced.

The Rs 2.41 a litre price cut in petrol and Rs 2.25 in diesel was after accounting for a 10-15 paise increase in commission paid to petrol pump dealers. The reduction should have been higher by 10-15 paise if the dealer commission had not been increased.

Petrol will cost Rs 64.25 a litre in Delhi from tomorrow as against Rs 66.65 currently. In Mumbai, the rate will be cut by Rs 2.55 a litre to Rs 71.91.

Since August, petrol price has been cumulatively cut by Rs 9.36 per litre.

Prices vary from state to state because of differential rate of local sales tax or VAT.

Diesel rates have been cut for the second time this month. The nation's most consumed fuel will now cost Rs 53.35 per litre in Delhi from tomorrow compared to Rs 55.60 a litre at present.

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