Somatirtha Purohit

Petrol and diesel have become an indispensable part of our day-to-day life and any revision in the prices of the petroleum products affects all the major sectors directly or indirectly.

Though the prices of fuel continued to be on the higher side, no large change has been witnessed in the rates of the fuel in different places of Odisha on Monday.

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As per the latest reports, customers are reportedly paying Rs 103.19 per litre of petrol in the State Capital while diesel is 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.

As per the fuel rate chart, petrol is being sold at 108.92 in Malkangiri. In Ganjam, petrol costs Rs 104.66 and in Sambalpur the petroleum product is priced at Rs 104.39. Similarly, petrol is being sold at Rs 103.73 in Bhadrak and Rs 107.79 in Koraput.

It can be noted that India meets 80 per cent of its oil needs through imports. Retail rates are adjusted according to the global movement in crude prices.