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30/05/2018 10:27 AM IST | Updated 30/05/2018 10:28 AM IST

Indian Oil Marginally Cuts Petrol, Diesel Prices

Domestic petrol and diesel prices touched a record high on Friday.

Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Indian Oil Corp , the country's top refiner and fuel retailer, has marginally cut pump prices of petrol and diesel around India, its website showed on Wednesday.

In New Delhi, a cut of less than 1 percentage point means that petrol will cost 77.83 rupees/litre on Wednesday, while diesel will be sold at 68.75 rupees/litre.

Fuel prices vary from state to state due to local taxes.

Domestic petrol and diesel prices touched a record high on Friday.

Petrol and diesel prices in India are linked to Singapore gasoline prices GL95-SIN and Arab Gulf diesel prices GO-AG, which mostly track movements in crude oil prices LCOc1.

Oil prices fell to about $75 a barrel as Saudi Arabia and Russia said they were ready to ease supply curbs that have pushed crude prices to their highest since 2014 [O/R].

India's three state-run fuel retailers - IOC, BPCL and Hindustan Petroleum Corp -- control most of India's fuel retail market and tend to move their fuel prices in tandem.