Petrol Price in India

  • Petrol price in India is at an all-time high, with rates in almost all state capitals above Rs 100.
  • According to Reuters, the international market is witnessing a record spike in oil prices in October as demand recovers following the COVID-19 pandemic downturn. As a result, crude oil prices in India have reached a three-year high.
  • This has influenced retail costs of petrol and diesel, which were already burning a hole in the ordinary man's purse due to high tax rates.

Petrol price in india today

For the fourth day in a row, petrol prices were raised on Sunday, October 17th, owing to rising global crude oil prices. According to Indian Oil Corporation, petrol price in Delhi the national capital have been raised by 35 paise from 105.49 per litre to 105.84 per litre, while diesel rates have also been raised by 35 paise from 94.22 to 94.57 per litre.


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  • Petrol now costs 33% more than aircraft turbine fuel (ATF), which is sold to airlines. ATF costs 79,020.16 per kilolitre or 79 per litre in Delhi.
  • Petrol price in Mumbai was increased by 34 paise to 111.77 per litre, and diesel prices were increased by 37 paise to 102.52 per litre. After being raised by 31 paise to 103.01 per litre, petrol prices in Chennai have surpassed the 103 per litre milestone. However, petrol prices in the southern cities remain the lowest. According to the state-run oil refiner, Mumbai has the highest fuel prices of the four metro cities. Because of the value-added tax, or VAT, fuel prices vary by state.

How is petrol price in india calculated daily

  • State-run oil refineries such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum adjust fuel prices on a daily basis, taking into account international crude oil prices and rupee-dollar exchange rates. Every day at 6 a.m., any adjustments in petrol and diesel prices take effect.
  • OMCs such as Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation make this judgement depending on a variety of variables. However, the PPAC (Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is in charge of this.
  • OMCs make these determinations, according to a Lok Sabha response dated March 8, depending on foreign product prices, exchange rates, tax structures, inland freight, and other costs.

Factors that influence the petrol price in india

  • Few factors that have a direct influence over the petrol price in India are:
  • Crude Oil Price: Crude oil is an unrefined oil whose price is affected by demand and supply imbalances, international relations, and future reserves and supplies.
  • Increased Demand: As the population of people who own cars grows, so does demand, which influences the price.
  • Taxes: Prices fluctuate in response to changes in government policy imposing fuel taxes - there are two major taxes imposed on petrol. This is the excise duty as well as the VAT (VAT).
  • Rupee and Dollar: As the dollar strengthens against the Indian rupee, the cost of purchasing OMCs rises, as does the price of petrol.
  • India imports more than four-fifths of the oil it consumes, thus any increase in the price of oil on the international market results in higher retail pricing for petrol and diesel.
  • One of the key causes of rising petrol costs is the increase in federal and state taxes. Central and state taxes, for example, make for around 57 percent of petrol prices in the nation's capital.

Petrol prices in october 2021

Week 1 of October (1 to 7)

  • The price of fuel in India began the month of October at Rs.101.89 a litre. There was a 23-paise per-litre increase as compared to the previous month's closing price.
  • After keeping a stable price range for a long time in the previous month, the price of petrol increased for the second month in a row in October. On the 7th of October, the highest fuel price was recorded, with a litre of petrol costing Rs.103.24. The lowest price of the fuel was reported on October 1st when it was sold for Rs.101.89 per litre.
  • The price of petrol concluded the first week of October at Rs.103.24 a litre. In India, the total performance of the fuel increased by 1.32 percent throughout the month.

Frequently asked questions

What is the current retail price of petrol?

The retail price of petroleum includes the cost of the product, state government running expenses, excise fees, taxes, and profits.

In India, who is in charge of bogus prices?

The Indian government deregulated diesel and petrol prices in June 2010 and October 2014. In India, neither the central nor state governments have direct influence over fuel prices. They are now determined by the market. Global crude prices, transportation and refinery costs, VAT, and excise duty are all components of today's pump prices.

Why do fuel costs differ from country to country?

The following factors cause fuel costs to differ from one country to the next:

  • Variations in currency

  • Fuel subsidies from the government

  • Rates of government taxation and excise duty

  • Crude oil availability

  • Speculation on the market

  • Petroleum product restrictions are governed by the government.

Is the US dollar's exchange rate a factor in fuel prices?

Crude oil is traded in US dollars around the world. As a result, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates will have a significant impact on fuel prices. For example, if the Indian rupee depreciates against the US dollar, the cost of crude oil for India could rise.

Why is the diesel price in India lower than the petrol price?

Diesel is used in the agriculture sector. More than 40% of Indians work in this industry, which accounts for 14% of the country's GDP (GDP). Diesel is less expensive than petrol because it is subsidised by the government. Petrol is used for a variety of non-economic purposes.

Why hasn't the Indian government placed a sales tax on diesel and petrol?

Both state and federal governments rely heavily on diesel and petrol for revenue. The central excise duty is currently 23%, whereas the state government VAT is 34%. The government would have generated a 28 percent levy if the central government had implemented GST on petrol and fuel. This is the amount of GST that would have had the greatest impact on revenue.

What factors have an impact on natural gas prices?

Net imports, underground storage levels, natural gas production, economic conditions, weather, and petroleum prices all influence natural gas pricing.

Why do petrol costs vary so much between Indian states?

Petrol prices vary by state in India due to three important factors: 1) tax laws, 2) transportation costs, and 3) political stability. The tax laws in India range from state to state. Petroleum derivatives are taxed differently by the federal and state governments. A state with a lower tax rate charges less for petrol and diesel. Transportation costs have an impact on petrol prices. The distance between refineries and dealers has increased. In comparison to a longer distance, a shorter distance has a cheaper price. Another factor to consider is political stability. A transition in rolling government could change existing tax arrangements and subsidies, either by raising or lowering them.

What sets Shell apart from other brands of petrol?

In terms of quality, there is no difference. Because Shell petrol costs a little more than Bharat Petroleum petrol, HP petrol, or Indian Oil petrol, the quantity may differ.