Petrol Diesel Price Today 17th August 2021: Between the rise in petrol and diesel sales, there has been no change in the price of both fuels for the 31st day today. Another Tuesday is a relief for petrol and diesel customers. In Delhi, petrol is still selling at Rs 101.84 per liter and diesel at Rs 89.87. Let us tell you that petrol sales are already higher than pre-Kovid, diesel sales are down eight percent.
Petrol consumption has increased for the third consecutive month
State-owned petroleum marketing companies sold 9.8 lakh tonnes of petrol in the first fortnight of August, up 9.4 per cent over the year-ago period. At the same time, it was 3.7 per cent higher than the 9.5 lakh tonnes of petrol sales before Covid in August 1-15, 2019. Diesel sales increased by 18.5 per cent to 21.1 lakh tonnes in August 1-15, 2021 compared to the previous year, but down 7.9 per cent from August 2019. Last month, diesel consumption fell 11 percent to a percentage point lower. This is the third consecutive month of consumption since March.
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Today’s rates in major cities of the country
|Name of the city||Petrol Rs||Diesel Rs|
|Sri Ganga Nagar||113.21||103.15|
Rajasthan government is charging diesel The highest tax
In Chennai, petrol is now cheaper at Rs 3 per liter, while the Tamil Nadu government has reduced the price of petrol to Rs 3 per liter. Now in the big cities, Chennai is the only city with less than 100 petrol. Let us tell you that the cheapest oil in India is in Port Blair and the most expensive is in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. While the Madhya Pradesh government imposes the highest tax of Rs 31.55 on petrol, the Rajasthan government is working on diesel with the highest tax rate of Rs 21.82 in the country. Revenue of Rajasthan government increased by Rs 15,199 crore compared to the previous financial year, to Rs 1800 crore.
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At the same time, the Rajasthan government is paying Rs 29.88 per liter of petrol and Rs 29.55 from the Maharashtra government. In 2020-21, the Madhya Pradesh government has earned more than Rs 1188 crore, while the government has earned Rs 11,908 crore through petrol and diesel in the last financial year. Government of Andhra Pradesh earns a tax of Rs 21.78 per liter, Madhya Pradesh 21.68, Orissa 20.93 and Maharashtra 20.85 per liter. This information was recently presented in Parliament by Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
This way the petrol and diesel rates will increase
As per the figures of August 16, the central government charges Rs 32.90 per liter of petrol in Delhi and the state government charges Rs 23.50. At the same time, the central government charges Rs 31.80 and the Delhi government imposes a tax on diesel of 13.14. In addition, the Commodity and Dealer Commission is included. Due to this, petrol in Delhi costs Rs. Crude oil prices fell by 2020, but since then, the epidemic has increased, and the central government has increased the excise duty.
Prices are set every morning
In fact, petrol and diesel prices fluctuate on a daily basis based on crude prices in the international market along with foreign exchange rates. Oil market companies set petrol and diesel prices every day after checking prices. Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum revise petrol and diesel rates every day at 6am.
Find petrol and diesel rates in your city
You can also check the price of petrol and diesel daily in your city by SMS. Indian Oil (IOC) customers can send RSP to 9224992249 and HPCL customers to HPPRICE to 9222201122. BPCL customers can send RSP to 9223112222.