Coronavirus Effect: Fuel Prices Fall For The 5th Consecutive Day

Crude oil prices dropped about 30 per cent in its worst single-day drop since the 1991 Gulf War.  The price of petrol in Bhubaneswar has fallen by around Rs 5.43, and diesel by ₹6.40 since January 10.

Currently, petrol is priced at ₹69.55 a litre in Bhubaneswar following a 24 paise cut on Monday. Diesel which stands at ₹67.73 a litre saw a 25 paise drop for the fifth consecutive day.

Brent crude fell 31 per cent as Saudi Arabia cut prices competing with Russia.

Crude futures fell by as much as $14.25, to $31.02 a barrel. This is the biggest drop since January 17, 1991.


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