Economy Diesel price at record high as price of petrol hits Rs 74.40 per litre Updated : April 23, 2018 07:09 AM IST State-owned oil firms today raised petrol and diesel rates by 19 paisa per litre each in Delhi. The government had between November 2014 and January 2016 raised excise duty on petrol and diesel on nine occasions. Duty on petrol rate was hiked by Rs 11.77 per litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre in 15 months. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.