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Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41/ltr,diesel rate lowered by Rs 2.25

Petrol price cut by Rs 2 41 ltr diesel rate lowered by Rs 2 25 State-owned oil companies slashed the prices of petrol and diesel from Friday midnight due to fall in international brent crude oil prices.

Petrol price has been cut by Rs 2.41 a litre whereas the price of diesel has been slashed by Rs 2.25
per litre.

International brent crude oil price is hovering about USD 85 per barrel in the market and sources say, this has been the reason behind the likely cut in the price of fuel in India.

If the price of petrol is cut, it will be the sixth consecutive cut since August 2014 while for diesel it would be the first since the government deregulation its prices.

In the month of October, the price of petrol was reduced by about Rs 2 per litre on two ocassions.

In the same month, on October 19, the Narendra Modi government deregulated diesel prices which let to a reduction of Rs 3.37 a litre in the fuel price.

This cut in the price of diesel was the first in over five years when it was last cut on January 29, 2009 when they were reduced by Rs 2 a litre to Rs 30.86.

Since then, rates had climbed to Rs 58.97 a litre. It now cost sRs 55.6 per litre in Delhi.

Right now, petrol costs Rs 66.65 per litre in the national capital while in Mumbai, it is priced at 74.46 per litre.

– PTI