Fuel prices skyrocket after third consecutive hike

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New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices on Friday were hiked for the third consecutive day, taking the pump rates across the country to record high levels. The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by Rs 0.35 and will cost Rs 106.89 per litre and Rs 95.62 per litre respectively in Delhi.

In Mumbai, the petrol price stands at Rs 112.78 per litre and diesel would be sold at Rs 103.63 per litre, today.

In Kolkata, the petrol will be sold at Rs. 107.45 per litre and diesel will be sold at Rs. 98.73 per litre. The prices in Chennai on Thursday stood at Rs. 103.92 per litre for petrol and Rs. 99.92 per litre for diesel.

The costliest fuel was in the border town of Ganganagar in Rajasthan, where petrol comes for rs 119.05 a litre and diesel for rs 109.88 per litre.

Petrol now costs 35.3 per cent more than the price at which aviation turbine fuel (ATF or jet fuel) is sold to airlines. ATF in Delhi costs rs 79,020.16 per kilo litre or roughly rs 79 per litre.

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