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Old 18th January 2008, 19:54   #376
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Petrol prices across india as per Indian oil website:

Prices in MetrosApplicable from: June 6, 2006Delhi43.52Kolkata46.86Mumbai48.38Chennai47.44Previous Prices (PDF)Petrol Prices Across State Capitals NorthChandigarh44.08Dehradun44.53Jaipur46.45Luckno w46.37Shimla45.65Srinagar46.11Jammu44.77EastAgarta la42.92Aizwal42.66Bhubhaneswar44.53Gangtok45.64Guw ahati45.48Imphal42.13Itanagar42.93Kohima43.28Patna 46.45Portblair37.82Ranchi43.94Shillong43.17WestAhm edabad47.74Bhopal46.95Panjim44.33Raipur44.79SouthB angalore50.58Hyderabad48.79Pondicherry41.70Trivand rum46.01


Diesel prices across india as per Indian oil website:

Prices in MetrosApplicable from: June 06, 2007Delhi 30.48Kolkata32.87Mumbai34.94Chennai33.30Previous Prices (PDF)Diesel Prices Across State Capitals NorthChandigarh30.63Dehradun32.67Jaipur33.05Luckno w33.63Shimla31.37Srinagar31.94EastAgartala30.45Aiz wal30.26Bhubhaneswar33.49Gangtok33.23Guwahati31.38 Imphal30.16Itanagar30.43Kohima30.48Patna32.96Portb lair29.20Ranchi32.99Shillong30.56WestAhmedabad35.2 1Bhopal34.78Panjim33.17Raipur34.11SouthBangalore35 .23Hyderabad33.80Pondicherry31.60Trivandrum33.71
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Reliance have a hiked price owing to "A grade" petrol.
Regular Petrol in chennai costs Rs.47.44.
Come fuel here,dear bangalore-ite.
For a better deal, go to pondicherry.
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Old 18th January 2008, 23:27   #378
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reliance petrol is always priced higher than the others.
best place is pondicherry for getting a full tank - 41 odd rupees per liter! :-)
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Default Petrol & Diesel Prices Across India - Why this disparity in fuel prices ?

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Why cant we have a single price for auto fuels across the country?
For example a pack of Gold Flake Kings cost Rs.38.00 whether you buy it kashmir or kanyakumari... right.
I dont understand how the GOVT can charge 40% of the petrol price as various taxes.
We in bangalore pay the highest for a litre of petrol & diesel

the petrol prices across the nation are:
Prices in Metros
Delhi 43.52
Kolkata 46.86
Mumbai 48.38
Chennai 47.44

Petrol Prices Across State Capitals
North
Chandigarh 44.08
Dehradun 44.53
Jaipur 46.45
Lucknow 46.37
Shimla 45.65
Srinagar 46.11
Jammu 44.77

East
Agartala 42.92
Aizwal 42.66
Bhubhaneswar 44.53
Gangtok 45.64
Guw ahati 45.48
Imphal 42.13
Itanagar 42.93
Kohima 43.28
Patna 46.45
Portblair 37.82 - cheapest in India
Ranchi 43.94
Shillong 43.17

West
Ahmedabad 47.74
Bhopal 46.95
Panjim 44.33
Raipur 44.79

South
Bangalore 50.58 - costliest in India
Hyderabad 48.79
Pondicherry 41.70
Trivandrum 46.01


the deisel prices across the nation are:

Prices in Metros
Delhi 30.48
Kolkata 32.87
Mumbai 34.94
Chennai 33.30

Diesel Prices Across State Capitals

North
Chandigarh 30.63
Dehradun 32.67
Jaipur 33.05
Lucknow 33.63
Shimla 31.37
Srinagar 31.94

East
Agartala 30.45
Aizwal 30.26
Bhubhaneswar 33.49
Gangtok 33.23
Guwahati 31.38
Imphal 30.16 - cheapest in India
Itanagar 30.43
Kohima 30.48
Patna 32.96
Port blair 29.20
Ranchi 32.99
Shillong 30.56

West
Ahmedabad 35.21
Bhopal 34.78
Panjim 33.17
Raipur 34.11

South
Bangalore 35.23- costliest in India
Hyderabad 33.80
Pondicherry 31.60
Trivandrum 33.71

All these data has been compiled from Indian Oil website-www.iocl.com
As per this information

A litre of petrol costs highest in Bangalore at Rs.50.58 & costs cheapest in Port Blair(Andaman & Nicobar) at Rs.37.82.

A litre of diesel costs highest in Bangalore at Rs.35.23 & costs cheapest in Port Blair(Andaman & Nicobar) at Rs.29.20.

As none of us could drive down to Port Blair to tank up our cars & bikes, the cheapest petrol/litre on the Indian mainland would be Pondicherry at Rs.41.70
The cheapest diesel/litre on the Indian mainland would be Imphal at Rs.30.16 ( Infact diesel is cheapest in the North-Eastern states, wonder why? )
As a Bangalorean I just cant digest the fact that we in the city pay the highest.
So what I try to do is avoid tanking up in bangalore when travelling out of state. Atleast I say 3-4 rupees/litre.
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we already have a similar thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...our-state.html

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State governments also impose taxes on fuel, right?

Also, within a state itself, the fuel costs vary. Petrol costs less in cochin than in trivandrum.
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The difference is due to transportation cost and tax difference. For example, when 25% taxes are levied on goods costing 11 and 12, there is a cascading effect on customer price. Got the idea?

Add to this the varying rates of taxes across states. In KA, there is some cess/levy, in addition to normal tax.

Regardign cigarettes and other packaged items, the law requires the manufacturer to print the price on the package and publish the prices in papers. If they start printing different prices for each state, it going to cost them a bomb - the packaging is going to increase in size exponentially.

Fuel is not a packaged commodity, hence the difference.

Btw, for the curious, Pondicherry has a small territory within Kerala - Mahe. NH 17 passes through this, and the roads are lined with motor spirit bunks and "spirit for humans" vends. All vehicles passing through Mahe and those registered in Kerala and used around Mahe enter Mahe, fuel and proceed. We usually tank up upon entering Mahe. The difference in price is very marked.

Interestingly, the Mahe - Kerala border is the only place where there is a checkpost for pedestrians. For those walking out of the Mahe territory with luggage are checked by the Kerala authorities since Kerala has a rule which say a person cannot store more than 2 liters or so of spirit. (I am not sure of the quantity - I have no use for the rule since I am not interested in non-motor spirit).
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Dude, these differences is because of freight charges, taxes, cesses instroduced by state govts etc. Also, their is difference in fuel prices in the same stae itself. This is due to freight charges (as the distances will not be same from one destination to another destination) like if the fule is transported from Chennai, te freight charges will be less to Bangalore than the freight charges to Gulbarga.

BTW, govt is meeting tomorrow for the price revision of petrol and diesel throughout the country. After the hike is announced, hope, the governer in Karnataka acts swiftly and reduce the cesses/sales tax charged on the petrol so that it will not pinch us too much.
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Freight charges have very little to do with it. By that logic Karnataka would have cheaper fuel before the local/state taxes than Tamil Nadu as the refinery is at Mangalore, which also has a port where crude oil is imported. However, this is not the case - pricing in the two states gives no consideration to transport costs.

The tax rates are amongst the highest in Karnataka. On top of that Bangalore charges a 5% entry tax - pushing it to the top spot on fuel pricing.

There is also a difference between Euro III/ Euro II petro. Metros have to sell Euro III fuel, which is 91 octane and slightly more expensive. This also explains the higher prices in some larger cities.
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Well,petroleum pricing in India,is almost as complicated and convoluted as things can get for the past one year and half, I'm struggling to get a hold of it. But not only the freight, and duties, there are at least a hundred elements in the price buildup for the end price. However the following ones make the key differences

Crude prices+ Refining Margins( fixed by GOI) will give you the Refinery transfer price( RTP).

Now Add Excise duty to it, and transportation, Educational Cess of some 2 Rs/Ltr, Some Kind of higway and infrastructure cess(forgot the correct name for it) which is even higher,You'll End up with the approx price at UTs like Mahe, PY, Delhi etc. (The state specific taxes and duties are not levied)


In all other places youl have to add the vat, and octroi and other state, district specific duties youll get the price for the market.

Now, since freight does play a major role in the cost, Those areas nearer to Refineries will get lower prices, as a rule of thumb (thats why cochin has a lower rate compared to Trivandrum)


One funny fact is that, The oil prices for all Three companies at any given market is the same, while some may incurr lower transportation (due to placement of depots, staging point etc), and others, higher. They build a pool, for all three companies, where they payout the over recoveries, to meet the under recovery! (Funny and also stupid), I mean if they can make a pool for this, why dont the price it uniformly across the country pool it and take home their slices of the pie? I dont want to complicat the matter further,but hope th question was answered!
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Why cant we just have an avergae price adopted for the whole country? Metropolises have the most expensive fuels when they should have it cheapest.
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Metropolises have the most expensive fuels when they should have it cheapest.

Why should that be so?
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Any idea how much fuel costs are in Pondicherry ? Heard they are pretty cheap just like liquor.
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Rs.41.xx for a litre of petrol,EL.
What say, we have a Team-BHP "Fill 'er up!" meet?
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Rs.41.xx for a litre of petrol,EL.
What say, we have a Team-BHP "Fill 'er up!" meet?
Man, that's a difference of Rs.10 w/ Bangalore! Toooooo much.
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