Energy Diesel is now costlier than petrol, and Twitter won't take it lying down Updated : June 24, 2020 12:56 PM IST The price of diesel overtook that of petrol for the first time, leading Twitter to erupt in anger and bemusement. A spike in the diesel price is seen as having an impact on inflation. But unlike in India, diesel tends to generally be costlier than petrol – in as many as 84 percent of countries, according to globalpetrolprices.com. 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.