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TABLE-India's fuel demand drops 0.6 pct y/y in March
April 10, 2017 / 8:55 AM / in 6 months

TABLE-India's fuel demand drops 0.6 pct y/y in March

    April 10 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand in March fell 0.6
percent compared with last year.
    Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.36
million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell
of the oil ministry showed.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, rose 2.9 percent to 2.11 million
tonnes compared with the same period a year ago.
    Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased to
1.89 million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, fell over 12 percent,
while usage of fuel oil dropped to 0.57 million tonnes in March.
    
    DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):   
    
              2017   2017   2017   2016   2016   2016   2016   2015
 PRODUCTS    MAR    FEB    JAN    DEC    MAR    FEB    JAN    DEC
 Diesel       6.81   6.16   5.80   6.56   6.78   6.41   6.29   6.49
 Petrol       2.11   1.90   1.80   1.97   2.05   1.84   1.82   1.82
 LPG          1.89   1.81   1.98   1.93   1.85   1.75   1.71   1.80
 Naphtha      1.15   1.07   0.99   1.03   1.17   1.07   1.16   1.14
 Jet Fuel     0.64   0.58   0.63   0.64   0.58   0.52   0.53   0.55
 Kerosene     0.41   0.37   0.37   0.40   0.57   0.56   0.56   0.57
 Fuel Oil     0.57   0.54   0.54   0.61   0.74   0.60   0.63   0.52
 Bitumen      0.69   0.55   0.51   0.57   0.79   0.64   0.55   0.57
 All*        17.36  15.84  15.28  16.15  17.47  16.34  16.24  15.85
    * The total figures may not tally because not all items are
included in the table and numbers are rounded. The numbers for
previous months have been revised.

 (Compiled by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry
Jacob-Phillips)
  

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