Karnataka government cuts Petrol, Diesel prices by Rs 2/litre

17 September, 2018, 12:50 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Karntaka Joins Andhra Pradesh Telangana and West Bengal as they cut Fuel price

In tandem with petrol prices, cost of diesel also scaled new highs. The Chief Minister has announced a Rs 2 cut in the cess of both petrol and diesel.

The rate in Mumbai was at a record high of Rs 89.38 a litre.

Diesel prices stood at Rs 73.78/litre, increasing by Rs 0.6/litre in Delhi, and Rs 78.33/litre in Mumbai.

Fuel prices continue to rise in the country, with Petrol hitting Rs 82.06/litre in New Delhi, a Rs 0.15/litre increase from Sunday. Earlier, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh had cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.5 and Rs 2 per litre respectively.

The fuel prices are likely to go up further as the price of Brent crude was still hovering over $78 a barrel, while the rupee is pegged around $72 a dollar.


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

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reduced the tax on fuel by Rs 2.50 last week, following which Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy announced his decision to make a similar cut in the state. According to petrol pump owners, fuel prices vary depending on the transportation cost from the petroleum refinery to the city.

Increased fuel prices have triggered the demand for reduction in taxes levied on fuel prices, besides bringing it under the ambit of goods and services tax (GST).

Similarly, the price break-up of diesel in Delhi includes excise duty of Rs. 15.33, dealer commission of Rs. 2.52, and Value-Added Tax of Rs. 10.70 (including Value-Added Tax on dealer commission). State-owned oil firms have been revising fuel prices every day since October 2017.

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