Suryakant Jena

The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged in Odisha and other parts of the country for more than two months now. The rates of these two auto fuels were revised by the Central government on May 22 when the excise duty of petrol and diesel were slashed by Rs 8 and 6 rupees per litre respectively.

Generally, apart from Centre excise duty, petrol and diesel prices differ city and state wise depending on the local taxation (VAT) and freight charges.

Every day, oil marketing companies (OMCs) revise rates of petrol and diesel daily based on the average price of benchmark fuel in the international market in the preceding 15-days and foreign exchange rates.

Major cities in Odisha on Friday did not witness any major change in the rates of petrol and diesel. In State capital Bhubaneswar, a litre of petrol is selling at 103.19 while the cost of diesel is 94.76. Both the prices have remained unchanged over the last day.

Similarly, petrol and diesel prices have remained firm at 103.54 and 95.10 respectively in Cuttack today.

Here are the rates of petrol and diesel in some other parts of Odisha.

Cities                                    Petrol                              Diesel

Bargarh                                104.44                             95.98

Sundargarh                          104.28                             95.83

Puri                                      103.44                              94.99

Nayagarh                             103.47                             95.03 

Koraput                                107.79                             99.21

Keonjhar                              104.90                             96.38

Kendrapara                          103.11                             94.66

Ganjam                                104.66                             96.17

Dhenkanal                            103.98                            96.17

Malkangiri                             108.92                           100.29

Balasore                               103.18                            94.76