Petrol price in India breaches 100 INR-mark

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NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — The petrol price rose for the ninth consecutive day in India on Wednesday, surpassing the 100 Indian Rupee (1.37 U.S. dollar)-mark per liter in some places.

The increase was recorded at 0.25 Indian Rupee per liter on Wednesday.

Quoting Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) data, media reports said that the retail price of petrol reached 100.13 Indian Rupees per liter in northern state Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, and 100.40 Indian Rupees per liter in central state Madhya Pradesh’s Nagarabandh area.

In the national capital New Delhi, the petrol price stood at nearly 90 Indian Rupees per liter, and the diesel price at nearly 80 Indian Rupees per liter, as fuel rates continued to rise sharply across the country.

The petrol and diesel prices vary from state to state in India depending on the level of local taxes levied by the state government.

So far this year, the petrol and diesel prices per liter have increased by 5.83 Indian Rupees and 6.08 Indian Rupees, respectively, in India. (1 Indian Rupee equals 0.014 U.S. dollar) Enditem

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