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Diesel price hits century in Bengal

The prices of diesel in Murshidabad and Birbhum districts are close to 99.50.   | Photo Credit: K. PICHUMANI

The price of diesel crossed the century mark in West Bengal on Saturday as it was sold at ₹ 100.09 per litre in Cooch Behar district, after a price hike of 35 paise.

In Purulia and Alipurduar districts, official diesel prices per litre are ₹ 99.99 and ₹ 99.78 respectively while in Kolkata, the fuel costs ₹ 99.08 a litre during the day, according to a price list provided by state-owned fuel retailers.

The prices of diesel in Murshidabad and Birbhum districts are close to 99.50.

A section of consumers complained that in some petrol pumps in a couple of districts, diesel was sold at more than ₹ 100 a litre on Friday.

The petrol price crossed the century-mark in the state in early July.

It is sold at ₹ 108.88 and ₹ 107.78 per litre in Cooch Behar and Kolkata respectively on Saturday.

The latest increase which follows the unrelenting hike in international oil prices has pushed fuel rates across the country to their highest-ever levels. While petrol is above ₹ 100-a-litre-mark in all major cities, diesel has crossed that level in more than a dozen states.


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