The Brent crude oil rates were on its highest in the last two months and have increased by $2 a barrel.
Though on Monday, the petrol rates in the international market remained unchanged, the Brent crude oil rates were the highest in the past two months.
The price of petrol rose by 14 paise per litre in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, while by 15 paise/litre in Chennai. The fuel has become costlier by 47 paise in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, and 50 paise in Chennai, in three days.
With a rise of 45 paise per litre, petrol prices in Delhi remained above Rs 73 per litre for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Diesel prices however, remained unchanged.
In the past month, petrol and diesel rates have come down by Rs1.50/litre, giving a slight relief to the consumers.