Petrol price inches closer to Rs 94-mark in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) With the hike in fuel prices across the country for the 11th consecutive day on Friday, the petrol price in Hyderabad has reached nearly Rs 94 per litre.

The oil companies hiked the prices of petrol and diesel for the 11th day in a row. In Hyderabad the hike was 33 paise and 36 paise per litre respectively.

With the latest increase, the price of petrol in the city jumped to Rs 93.78 per litre and diesel to Rs.87.91 per litre.

This is the 13th hike in February. The retail petrol and diesel prices in Hyderabad on February 1 were Rs 89.77 and Rs 83.46 per litre respectively. Thus the increase this month so far has been Rs 4.01 in petrol and 4.45 in diesel per litre.

During the last 50 days, the oil companies hiked the fuel prices 23 times.

This year the fuel prices have gone up by Rs 7 a litre. The prices have reached all-time high in all states.

Among metros, Mumbai now has the highest petrol price at Rs.96.62 per litre while the lowest Rs 90.19 is in Delhi.

The prices vary from state to state due to different taxes structures and also due to transportation charges from the nearest refinery.

Oil companies have attributed the hike to the rally in oil prices in international market due to output cut by oil producing nations.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia and other global oil producers to ease the production cuts as rising the international oil prices are hurting economic recovery and demand.

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