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TABLE-India's fuel demand up nearly 1 pct y/y in October
November 10, 2017 / 1:04 PM / 11 days ago

TABLE-India's fuel demand up nearly 1 pct y/y in October

    Nov 10 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand rose about 0.9 percent in October,
compared with the same period last year.
    Fuel consumption, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 16.75 million tonnes, data
from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed on
Friday.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, rose 5 percent from a year earlier to 2.22
million tonnes.
    Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased nearly 7 percent
to 1.98 million tonnes, while naphtha sales dipped over 7 percent to about 1.07
million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, fell to 0.40 million tonnes. Fuel oil
sales decreased to 0.58 million tonnes in October.
    
    DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):       
                          2017                                 2016
 PRODUCTS  OCTOBER  SEPTEMBER  AUGUST   JULY    OCTOBER  SEPTEMBER  AUGUST  JULY
 Diesel       6.55       6.08     5.92    6.30     6.68       5.21    6.13    5.81
 Petrol       2.22       2.14     2.19    2.14     2.11       1.82    2.21    1.92
 LPG          1.98       1.94     2.05    1.93     1.86       1.87    1.85    1.72
 Naphtha      1.07       1.13     1.08    0.71     1.16       1.08    1.15    1.20
 Jet Fuel     0.63       0.62     0.61    0.60     0.57       0.57    0.56    0.56
 Kerosene     0.31       0.33     0.29    0.32     0.38        0.5    0.50    0.50
 Fuel Oil     0.58       0.59     0.52    0.53     0.61       0.63    0.58    0.60
 Bitumen      0.40       0.29     0.21    0.21     0.46       0.27    0.21    0.23
 TOTAL       16.75      16.13    16.21   15.68    16.60      14.78   16.81   15.66
 
    * 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 Amrutha Gayathri)
  

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