Suryakant Jena

The prices of petrol in Odisha have been more buoyant, in line with the global market. Petrol rates are revised in the State every day at 6 am. Even though the changes more often are for a few paise, for customers putting on considerable amount of oil for transport, it means a lot.

There has been no change in price of petrol and diesel in Malkangiri on Thursday, where the cost of fuel generally remains maximum in Odisha. Customers are paying Rs 108.92 per litre of petrol and Rs 100.30 per litre of diesel in the district.

A litre of petrol costs Rs 103.11 in the State capital city Bhubaneswar, a drop in price of Rs 63 paise as compared to Wednesday's price, according to unofficial data. Diesel is sold at Rs 94.62 which is 60 paise less than yesterday's price of Rs 95.28.

Similarly in Cuttack, petrol price has witnessed a fall of 52 paise and diesel 50 paise. A litre of petrol and diesel in the Millenimum city today cost Rs 103.28 and 94.84.

In Sundargarh, diesel costs Rs 94.85 on Thursday as compared to Rs 95.83 on Wednesday indicating that the rate has fallen by nearly a rupee in the region.

However, at Rs 104.29, petrol price has remained unchanged in Sundargarh.

The price in diesel has witnessed the maximum fall in Sambalpur where a litre of fuel now cost Rs 94.82 in comparison to Rs 96.04 on Wednesday.

At several places in the State, the prices in petrol has remained unchanged for example, in Sonepur (104.60), Sambalpur (104.50), Puri (103.41), Nayagarh (103.47), Kendrapara (103.11), Kandhamal (104.91), Gajapati (105.66) and Deogarh at Rs 104.

Diesel prices have also surged in some cities like in Puri where a litre of fuel today costs Rs 95.02 in comparison to Rs 94.94. Similarly in Nabarangpur diesel is sold at Rs 99.54 as against Rs 98.69 on Wednesday.