Traders said apart from a firm trend overseas, pick up in buying by local jewellers to meet the wedding season demand at domestic spot market, mainly led to rise in gold prices.
Annually, transactions worth around Rs 2,500 crore take place at fuel stations.
At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, jeera for delivery in May rose by Rs 105, or 0.54 per cent, to Rs 19,555 per quintal with an open interest of 17,541 lots.
The bullish sentiment in gold was underscored by data showing speculators increased their net long positions for a fourth straight week to April 11.
From April 16, 2017, petrol prices in four metros will be Rs 68.07 per litre in Delhi, Rs 70.66 in Kolkata, Rs 74.42 in Mumbai and Rs 71.16 in Chennai. Also, diesel rates will be Rs 56.83 in Delhi, Rs 59.09 in Kolkata, Rs 62.57 in Mumbai and Rs 60.16 in Chennai.
The metal was up about 2.6 percent on the week, on track for its biggest weekly gain since June, as concerns over tensions in North Korea and the Middle East kept stock markets under pressure.
According to rating agency ICRA, the imports surge was led by restocking, as well as marriage and festive season demand.
Vedanta Ltd will benefit from improved cash flow fungibility, given its high debt and significant short-term borrowings, according to S&P.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity went up by Rs 410 each to Rs 29,760 and Rs 29,610 per 10 grams, respectively.
Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation have up to 200 fuel stations in the five cities, the sources said.
Jeera exports increased by 32 per cent to 1,01,188 tonnes during first 10 months of the financial year 2016/17 (April-January) compared to export of about 76,663 tonnes during the same period last year.
Petrol pump owners are demanding higher margin on fuel sale.
Brent is up for a seventh consecutive session, while WTI has risen for six straight days.
In the international markets, spot gold prices surged more than 1 per cent to a 5-month high of $1,269.28 per ounce, its highest since November 10.
US officials said the military had fired 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airbase controlled by Assad's forces, in response to a poison gas attack on Tuesday in a rebel-held area.
JSW does not own any iron ore mines and is forced to import the raw material from time to time. It also buys millions of tonnes of coking coal from countries such as Australia, Canada and the US.
Globally, gold fell by 0.13 per cent to $1,253.80 an ounce and silver by 0.25 per cent to $18.22 an ounce in Singapore.
Petrol price will be cut by Rs 3.77 per litre, excluding state levies, said Indian Oil Corp (IOC). Actual decrease will be larger after taking into account the local levies.