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India's fuel demand falls 6.1 pct y/y in August -govt
September 12, 2017 / 9:22 AM / 8 days ago

India's fuel demand falls 6.1 pct y/y in August -govt

Sept 12 (Reuters) - India’s fuel demand fell 6.1 percent in August compared with the same month last year.

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.75 million tonnes in August, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed on Tuesday.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 0.8 percent lower from a year earlier at 2.19 million tonnes.

Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 11.8 percent to 2.06 million tonnes. Naphtha sales fell 7.6 percent to 1.06 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were up 8.5 percent. Fuel oil use fell 6.9 percent. (Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in BENGALURU; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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