The prices of petrol and diesel have been considerably steady in Odisha and other parts of the country. Fuel prices, especially of petrol and diesel, are very sensitive to global crude prices.
We have been seeing an uptick in global crude prices, which has also pushed petrol and diesel rates in Odisha higher.
Customers are reportedly paying Rs 103.19 per litre of petrol in the State Capital while diesel is being sold at Rs 94.76 a litre. In Cuttack, customers are paying Rs 103.54 and Rs 95.10 per litre of petrol and diesel respectively.
Similarly, petrol is being sold at Rs 108.92 in Malkangiri. In Ganjam, petrol costs Rs 104.66 and in Sambalpur, it is Rs 104.38 per litre.
Likewise, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 103.73 in Bhadrak and Rs 107.79 in Koraput.
The Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) or jet fuel prices have been on an upward trajectory in recent months, especially in the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Recently, the prices in the country were cut but remain much higher than the level seen during the pre-pandemic time.
The ATF price has gone up because of the Russia-Ukraine war from Rs 53,000 per kilo litre in 2019-20 to almost Rs 1,41,000 per kilo litre till last week. The price has been reduced by almost 16 per cent or around Rs 21,000 per kilo litre but it is still double than it used to be.