The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked for the fourth consecutive day across the country on Saturday. With a hike of 35 paise, the petrol prices increased to Rs. 107.24 per litre in Delhi while the price of diesel was raised by the same amount to Rs. 95.97 per litre.
In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices per litre stand at Rs 113.12 and Rs 104.00 respectively.
In Guwahati, the price of petrol costs Rs. 103.23 per litre as on Saturday. The increasing prices of petrol and diesel have raised concern among the people.
Several organizations, oppositions in Assam have protested against the rising prices of fuel consecutively.
The rising fuel prices in the country are not going to come down immediately. The central government is in talks with several oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but there is no possibility of immediate relief in prices.
On Monday, a source while quoted by ANI said that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently raised concerns about the matter of pricing, supply and demand of oils to the major oil-producing countries.
"As crude oil prices rise internationally, the petroleum ministry has called on the energy ministries of many countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Russia and others," the source told ANI.