Petrol costs around the world

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Petrol costs around the world

Where petrol prices were the highest?

The upswing in oil prices continues as petrol and diesel were at record highs in Mumbai and Delhi as of September 11.

The steep rise in crude prices and a falling rupee have had a major impact on fuel costs, but do you know where petrol prices were the highest?


Believe it or not, but a litre of petrol in the South American country costs a paltry Rs 0.61 per litre.

In India, it costs over a 100 times.


Cost per litre – Rs 20.47

A gas flare at an oil production platform is seen in the Soroush oil fields alongside an Iranian flag in Iran.


Cost per litre – Rs 24.51

Young men work at a collection point for used oil in the capital Khartoum.


Cost per litre – Rs 24.90

Men work for Iraqi Drilling Company at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, Iraq.


Cost per litre – Rs 25.49.

Mentioned below are five countries where petrol prices are the highest.


Petrol on the Carribean island is expensive as it costs Rs 140.16 per litre.

The Netherlands

Cost per litre – Rs 140.30


Cost per litre – Rs 145.26

Norwegian oil company’s Statoil headquarters in Fornebu, Norway.


Cost per litre – Rs 146.10

Visitors take pictures of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant near the Blue Lagoon hot springs outside the town of Grindavik.

Hong Kong

Cost per litre – Rs 155.13

Logos of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are displayed at a news conference on the company’s interim results in Hong Kong.


The cost of petrol is relatively lower at Rs 54.11 per litre.


Petrol prices have hit record highs in September. As of September 10, 2018, a litre of petrol costs Rs 88.12/litre in Mumbai, which trumps the all-time highs it reached in September 14, 2014.

At that time, prices had touched Rs 81.88 per litre. India currently sits on the 85th spot.

(All countries’ petrol prices sourced from as of September 3rd. India’s petrol prices sourced from as of September 10th)

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