Spike in Prices of Diesel and Petrol in Meghalaya


While there has been no increase in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country for a long time, the Meghalaya government has increased the prices of petrol and diesel. State Taxation Minister James PK Sangma gave this information to the news agency PTI. Sangma said that the state of Assam has increased the rates of petrol and diesel. Given this, the Meghalaya government has decided to revise the prices.

After this increase, the rate of petrol will now be Rs 95.1 per liter in Birnihat and Rs 96.83 in Shillong. Whereas diesel will cost Rs 83.5 per liter in Birnihat and Rs 84.72 in Shillong.

In Meghalaya, the tax on petrol was 13.5 percent or Rs 11 per liter (whichever is higher). Now it has been revised to 13.5 percent or Rs 12.50 per liter (whichever is higher). The tax on diesel was 5 percent or Rs 4 per liter (whichever is higher). This has been revised to 5 percent or Rs 5.50 per liter (whichever is higher).

There has been no change in the prices of petrol and diesel by the oil companies for three months. The last change in fuel prices was on May 21. State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) revise fuel prices daily in line with international benchmark prices. Any change in the prices of petrol and diesel is effective from 6 am every day.

Petrol, and diesel prices in four metro city
On August 25, the price of petrol in New Delhi was Rs 96.72 per liter, while it was Rs 106.03 in Kolkata, Rs 106.31 in Mumbai, and Rs 102.63 per liter in Chennai. On the other hand, diesel was priced at Rs 89.62 per liter in the national capital, Rs 92.76 in Kolkata, Rs 94.27 in Mumbai, and Rs 94.24 per liter in Chennai.