Fuel prices again increased on Thursday after remaining unchanged on Wednesday. The price of petrol increased by 15 paise in Delhi, costing Rs 84 per litre, while diesel prices increased by 20 paise, and was available at Rs 75.45 a litre, according to ANI.
In Mumbai, a litre of petrol cost Rs 91.34 and diesel Rs 80.10, marking an increase of 14 paise and 21 paise each. A litre of petrol cost Rs 85.80 in Kolkata and Rs 87.33 in Chennai. Diesel was priced at Rs 77.30 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 79.79 per litre in Chennai.
The international benchmark Brent crude breached the $81 (Rs 5,899) a barrel mark by surging over 3% to trade at $81.28 (Rs 5,920) a barrel last week. On Thursday, Brent eased 18 cents to $86.11 (Rs 6,353) a barrel, while the United States crude fell 16 cents to $76.25 (Rs 5,625), according to Reuters.