Petrol, diesel prices today on July 17: Fuel prices remain at record high; check rates in Mumbai, Delhi, and other cities

Prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged on July 17 for the second day, following a hike on July 15, which took fuel prices to record high in India. The last increase, which was 40th since May 4, saw petrol prices hiked by 34-35 paise per litre, while the cost of diesel increased by 15-16 paise a litre.

With no change in fuel prices, people in Delhi today have to pay Rs 101.54 litre for petrol and diesel costs Rs 89.87 a litre.

While petrol continues to remain at an all –time high of Rs 107.54 litre in Mumbai, diesel costs Rs 97.45 a litre in the financial capital.

In Chennai, petrol costs Rs 102.23 litre and diesel Rs 94.39; in Kolkata, people have to shell out Rs 101.74 for a litre of petrol and Rs 93.02 for diesel; and in Bengaluru, petrol is dearer by Rs 104.94 litre and diesel by Rs 95.26 per litre.

The revision cycle started soon after results for the state elections were declared. Since May 4, petrol price has been hiked on 40 occasions while diesel rates have gone up 37 times and have been reduced on one occasion.

The relentless price increase has pushed petrol rates above the Rs 100 a litre marks in most places in 15 states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar and Punjab and at a couple of districts in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.