Petrol, diesel prices reduced by up to 20 paise after remaining stable for two days; crude recovers from lowest level

Petrol and diesel prices declined up to 20 paise across major cities of the country on Friday after fuel rates remained stable for two consecutive days.

Following the price cut, petrol on Friday was sold in Delhi at Rs 70.46  per litre, Mumbai Rs 76.08, Chennai Rs 73.11 and Kolkata Rs 72.55 a litre. Diesel is retailed at Rs 64.39 in Delhi per litre, Mumbai Rs 67.39, Chennai Rs 67.98 and Kolkata Rs 66.15 per litre, according to data on Indian Oil Corporation website.

Representative image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Crude prices declined below $55 per barrel in the past couple of days on oversupply concerns and fear of weak global growth.

Meanwhile, oil prices climbed on Friday after tumbling 5 percent in the last session with Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production cuts that start next month seen being deeper then previously expected, said a report in Mint.

Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 1.51 percent at $55.17 per barrel, recovering from losses of $2.89 per barrel the session before. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 1.53 percent, or 70 cents, to $46.58 per barrel, said the report.

Oil prices fell about 5 percent on Thursday, hitting their lowest level in more than a year on worries about oversupply and the outlook for energy demand as a US interest rate rise knocked stock markets, said a report in Moneycontrol

Brent crude futures fell $2.89, or 5.05 percent, to settle at $54.35 a barrel. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $2.29, or 4.75 percent, to settle at $45.88 a barrel, said the report.


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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2018 11:23:24 IST

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