May 12, 2017 / 10:09 AM / 2 months ago

TABLE-India's fuel demand rises over 3 pct y/y in April

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    May 12 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand rose more than 3 percent
in April compared with the same month last year.
    Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 16.79
million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell
(PPAC) of the oil ministry showed on Friday.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 4.5 percent higher from a
year earlier at 2.09 million tonnes.
    Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased
over 3 percent to 1.65 million tonnes, while naphtha sales rose to
1.19 million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, fell to 0.57 million
tonnes. Fuel oil sales also edged lower in April.
    
    DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):   
    
             2017    2017   2017   2017  2016    2016   2016   2016
 PRODUCTS    APR    MAR    FEB    JAN    APR    MAR    FEB    JAN
 Diesel      6.96    6.81   6.16   5.80  6.77    6.78   6.41   6.29
 Petrol      2.09    2.11   1.90   1.80  2.00    2.05   1.84   1.82
 LPG         1.65    1.89   1.81   1.98  1.59    1.85   1.75   1.71
 Naphtha     1.19    1.15   1.07   0.99  1.11    1.17   1.07   1.16
 Jet Fuel    0.61    0.64   0.58   0.63  0.56    0.58   0.52   0.53
 Kerosene    0.33    0.41   0.37   0.37  0.52    0.57   0.56   0.56
 Fuel Oil    0.59    0.57   0.54   0.54  0.66    0.74   0.60   0.63
 Bitumen     0.57    0.69   0.55   0.51  0.68    0.79   0.64   0.55
 All*        16.79  17.36  15.84  15.28  16.26  17.47  16.34  16.24
    * 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.

 (Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu
Sahu)
  

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