Petrol in India costlier than in US, Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh


New Delhi, Nov 29: Petrol in India is costlier than in US because of high taxes, said R P N Singh, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in a reply to a question to Rajya Sabha.

Petrol in Delhi costs Rs 66.42 per litres as compared to US, where it costs Rs 44.88 per litre.

Despite a Rs 2.22 per litre reduction in the rates, petrol cost Rs 66.42 per litre in Delhi and is costlier than Rs 48.64 a litre in Pakistan.

In neighbouring Sri Lanka, the price is Rs 61.38 per litre, Rs 65.26 per litre in Nepal and Rs 52.42 a litre in Bangladesh.

However, petrol is costlier in Europe when compared to India and priced t Rs 104.60 per litre in the UK. Singh said that the petrol prices in Delhi includes both central excise and local sales tax.

Meanwhile, the petrol prices may come down by Rs 1.02 per litre this week owing to fallen global oil rates.

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