Chennai, June 29:
Diesel price scaled a new high after prices were hiked for the 22nd time in just over three weeks, taking the cumulative increase to Rs 11.14 per litre.
Petrol price was increased by 5 paise per litre and diesel 13 paise a litre across the country, according to a price notification of state oil marketing companies.
In Chennai , a litre of petrol now comes for Rs 83.63 per litre as compared to Rs 80.38 earlier. Diesel rates have been increased to Rs 77.72 per litre.
Rates vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT.
The cumulative increase since the oil companies started the cycle on June 7 now totals to Rs 9.17 for petrol and Rs 11.14 in diesel.