The price of petrol was up by 10 paise from Monday while diesel prices witnessed an increase by 9 paise.
Fuel prices in the country have been rising nearly daily since August 1.
Petrol price per litre in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai are Rs 82.16, Rs 84.01 and Rs 85.41 respectively. They fell only once on August 13 and have been on record levels for over two weeks now.
All-time high prices of fuel coupled with falling value of rupee - which touched its lowest mark of Rs 72.91 on September 12 - have dented the Modi government's image, with the Opposition taking to streets to protest against the government's inability to contain the prices of fuel. People of Karnataka felt that the state government can reduce the prices of fuel by reducing the taxes.
Crude oil global benchmark Brent Crude was priced at $77.72 per barrel on Tuesday, while WTI Crude Oil hovered around Rs 68.55 per barrel. The UK Brent crude oil price hovers around $78 per barrel.
Since the start of the calendar year, the petrol price in Delhi has gone up by 15.4 per cent from Rs 69.97 on January 1, 2018. I want to announce from Kalburgi that the coalition government has made a decision to cut down the taxes for petrol and diesel minimum by 2 rupees.
Since the beginning of September, petrol has become costlier by more than Rs 3 per litre.
The Karnataka government announced on Monday that petrol and diesel will be cheaper by Rs 2 per litre each across the state from Tuesday following the reduction in cess on these fuels. Petrol prices in most metropolitans are north of Rs 80 per litre. But there is no clarity whether the spike in fuel prices was discussed.