New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- Petrol and diesel prices in India were hiked for the third straight day amid firming global rates. In Delhi, petrol rates were hiked by 8 paise per litre and diesel by 19 paise, the third straight day of increase in rates as the firming international oil rates broke a nearly two-month-long hiatus in price revision.

Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs.81.46 per litre from Rs.81.38 while diesel rates went up from Rs.70.88 to Rs.71.07 per litre. In Mumbai, the petrol price on Sunday was raised to Rs.88.16 per litre, from Rs.88.09, while diesel rates went up from Rs.77.34 to Rs.77.54.

State-owned fuel retailers started raising fuel prices from Friday after a long gap. In three days, petrol price has gone up by 40 pai...