NEW DELHI : Ahead of the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on Monday, state-run oil retailers have not changed the price of petrol for the fourth consecutive day today. The price of diesel, however, fell by 10 paise a litre in Delhi and 11 paise a litre in Mumbai today.

In New Delhi, a litre of petrol costs 73.27 and diesel 66.31. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol costs 78.88 and diesel 69.50. In Bengaluru, a litre of petrol costs 75.72 and diesel 68.51.

In Gurgaon, a litre of petrol costs 73.09 and diesel 65.54. In Noida, a litre of petrol costs 74.89 and diesel 66.57.

Both crude oil rates and fuel rates in India have fallen since mid-September levels. After closing 1.1% higher yesterday, crude oil rates were stable today. Prices are down 1.5% for the week as crude is likely to post a weekly loss.

Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures fell by 9 cents, 0.2%, to $59.82 a barrel by 0039 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up by 4 cents, or 0.07%, to $53.97 per barrel.

The price of Brent crude averaged $59 per barrel during October 2019 and around $60 a barrel in September 2019 against much higher levels last year. The Indian basket crude price averaged $59.35/barrel during August 2019 as against $63.63/barrel during July 2019.