Chidambaram takes dig at BJP over rising petrol prices

Hike in fuel prices continue, petrol nears Rs 90 mark in Mumbai

Hike in fuel prices continue, petrol nears Rs 90 mark in Mumbai

The increase in the petrol price is by Rs 0.35/ per litre while diesel rose by Rs 0.24 per litre, data from the Indian Oil Corp's website showed. In the economic capital Mumbai, the petrol prices went up by Rs 0.34 per litre and diesel by Rs 0.25 per litre, which makes the cost Rs 89.01 per litre, while diesel is available at Rs 78.07 per litre.

The fuel prices, which made an upward movement on Friday, had touched fresh record levels in three of the four metro cities.

Diesel prices too registered a surge, gaining Rs 0.18/litre in New Delhi to register Rs 73.72/litre.

Transportation fuel prices have been on the rise for over a month now on the back of high crude oil prices and a weak rupee.

The Brent crude oil is now priced over $78 per barrel.

In Mumbai, the petrol price is at Rs 89.01 per litre after it increased by Rs 0.34 per litre while the diesel price is at Rs 78.07 per litre which again increased by Rs 0.25 per litre. The all time high in the city is Rs 83.75, recorded on Tuesday, September 11.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale also triggered a controversy after he candidly confessed that increase in petrol and diesel prices did not bother him, "I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister", he said, referring to the allowances he gets. Diesel, in the West Bengal capital was priced at Rs 75.39 on Saturday, up from previous level of Rs 75.15 per litre.