Today, petrol and diesel have become expensive by 35 paise per liter. Petrol has reached Rs 101.59 in Ganganagar in Rajasthan and Rs 101.34 per liter in Anupnagar in Madhya Pradesh. This month it has been increased for the 15th time.
Price increased 25 times in 54 days
So far in February, the rate of petrol and diesel has increased 15 times. During this time, petrol in Delhi has become expensive by Rs 4.38 and diesel by 4.59 rupees. Earlier in January, the rate increased 10 times. During this time, the price of petrol was increased by Rs 2.59 and diesel by Rs 2.61. On the other hand, if you talk about 2021, petrol has become expensive by Rs 7.12 and diesel by Rs 7.45 per liter so far this year.
Brent crude crosses $ 65 a barrel
Brent crude crossed $ 65 a barrel on Monday. Goldman Sachs predicts crude to reach $ 70 in the next few months. In such a situation, petrol and diesel are likely to be more expensive.
Crude oil became 40% cheaper in the Moda government but petrol became 28% costlier
When Modi became Prime Minister for the first time in May 2014, the price of crude oil was $ 106.85 per barrel. One barrel i.e. 159 liters. Three months after Modi became Prime Minister, that is, in September, the price of crude oil came down to $ 100 and has been down since then. Currently, the price of crude oil is $ 65 per barrel. That is, since the departure of Manmohan Singh, the prices of crude oil have come down by about 40%.
Crude oil increased by 10% in 1 year but petrol became costlier by 26%
Now, for the past 1 year, on February 20, 2020, the price of crude oil used to be around $ 59 per barrel, which is currently at $ 64, i.e. crude oil has become 8.47% costlier in 1 year. On the other hand, if we talk about petrol, it has become costlier by 26% during this period. Petrol was Rs 72 per liter in Delhi on 20 February 2020, which has now reached Rs 90.93 per liter. In May 2020, the government increased excise duty on petrol by 10 and diesel by Rs 13 per liter.
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