ATF price slashed by 2.3% to Rs 1.17 lakh per kilolitre

NEW DELHI: Jet fuel price was on Thursday reduced by 2.3%, reflecting softening international oil prices but petrol and diesel rates remained on freeze for a record eighth month in running.
Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price was cut by Rs 2,775 per kilolitre, or 2.3%, to Rs 1,17,587.64 per kl in the national capital, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
The rate reduction, which will provide relief to airlines for whom fuel makes for almost 40% of the operating cost, comes on the back of a Rs 4,842.37 per kl, or 4.19%, reduction last month.
ATF price is revised on the 1st of every month based on the average rate of international benchmark and foreign exchange rates.
Petrol and diesel prices, however, continued to remain on freeze for a record eighth month in a row. Petrol costs Rs 96.72 per litre in the national capital and diesel comes for Rs 89.62….

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