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Fuel prices, August 18: Petrol rates hiked for third consecutive day, diesel remains stable

State-owned oil companies had on Sunday hiked petrol prices after a pause of 47 days. After this increase, the price of diesel in Delhi and other metros had reached risen. Let's check today's fuel rates -

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Fuel prices, August 18: Petrol rates hiked for third consecutive day, diesel remains stable
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    On Tuesday, when it comes to the rate of petrol and diesel (fuel prices today) in India, citizens will find that petrol prices in metros have been hiked for the third consecutive day after remaining stable for over a month and a half. The diesel rates today are stable in all metros, including at the country's capital, New Delhi.

    State-owned oil companies had on Sunday hiked petrol prices after a pause of 47 days. After this increase, the price of diesel in Delhi and other metros had reached risen. Let's check today's rates -

    Check fuel prices in Mumbai and Delhi

    According to the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)'s website, petrol is priced at Rs 80.90 per litre in Delhi. Diesel is being sold at Rs 73.56 per litre. Petrol price in Mumbai has gone up to Rs 87.58 per litre and diesel being sold at Rs 80.11 per litre.

    Check fuel prices in Kolkata and Chennai

    In Kolkata, petrol has gone up to Rs 82.43 per litre, while diesel is selling at Rs 77.06 per litre. In Chennai, petrol has been hiked to Rs 83.99 per litre, while diesel is priced at Rs 78.86 per litre.

    Fuel rates for the day announced at 6 AM

    Let us inform you that petrol and diesel prices if changed, are done so every day at 6 AM. The new rates come into effect from 6 AM onwards. The price of petrol and diesel almost doubles after adding excise duty, dealer commission and other items.

    The price hike comes at a time when crude oil prices have been rising and the Brent crude is trading around $45 per barrel.

    Diesel prices, however, were unchanged for the 18th consecutive day.

    How to check petrol, diesel prices in your city

    You can also know the daily rate of petrol and diesel in your city via SMS. Indian Oil customers can text 'RSP' at 9224992249 and BPCL consumers can write 'RSP' and send the message to 9223112222. HPCL consumers can find out the price by typing 'HPPrice' and sending the SMS to 9222201122.

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