Suryakant Jena

The price of petrol and diesel change according to several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc as rates of the petroleum products have now been aligned to market prices.

Public sector Oil marketing companies like BPCL, IOCL, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd revise the fuel prices daily in line with international benchmark prices and foreign exchange rates.

While petrol and diesel prices are steady in Odisha and other parts of India, they continually witness marginal revision every day. On Friday, petrol and diesel are being sold at Rs 103.60 and Rs 95.15 respectively in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, while the rate of fuel is Rs 103.49 for petrol and Rs 95.04 for diesel in Cuttack.

The price of petrol in Malkangiri where the fuel rates exhibit the highest charge in the state, is at Rs 108.91, same as a day ago, while diesel is being sold in the town without any change in rate in the last 24 hours at Rs 100.28.

The prices of petrol in some other major towns in the state are as follows: Rs 103.26 in Puri, Rs 104.28 in Sundargarh, Rs 106.17 in Rayagada, Rs 103.63 in Nayagarh, Rs 107.79 in Nabarangpur, Rs 105.30 in Keonjhar, Rs 103.05 in Kendrapara and Rs 103.37 in Balasore.

As far as diesel is concerned, the price of the fuel is Rs 94.95 in Balasore, Rs 95.90 in Bargarh, Rs 94.54 in Jagatsinghpur, Rs 94.69 in Jharsuguda, Rs 94.83 in Puri and Rs 95.26 in Sambalpur.