April 11, 2018 / 11:10 AM / 2 months ago

TABLE-India's March fuel demand rises 7.2 pct y/y

    April 11 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand rose 7.2 percent in March compared with the
same month last year.
    Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.62 million tonnes, data from
the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell of the oil ministry showed.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 14.2 percent higher than a year earlier at 2.40
million tonnes.
    Sales of cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), increased 8.8 percent to 2.06
million tonnes, while naphtha sales rose 2.7 percent to 1.13 million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 5.8 percent up, while fuel oil use was up
6.3 percent in March. 
    
  DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):     
    
                    2018      2018      2018      2017     2017      2017     2017     2016
 PRODUCTS          MARCH       FEB       JAN       DEC    MARCH       FEB      JAN      DEC
 Diesel             7.35      6.54      6.65      7.12     6.80      6.16     5.80     6.57
 Petrol             2.40      2.10      2.10      2.18     2.11      1.90     1.80     1.97
 LPG                2.06      1.95      2.08      2.05     1.89      1.80     1.99     1.94
 Naphtha            1.13      0.96      1.23      1.08     1.10      1.07     0.99     1.04
 Jet fuel           0.69      0.63      0.71      0.66     0.62      0.58     0.63     0.64
 Kerosene           0.28      0.32      0.32      0.33     0.41      0.37     0.37     0.40
 Fuel Oil           0.59      0.53      0.58      0.55     0.56      0.53     0.54     0.61
 Bitumen            0.76      0.63      0.57      0.63     0.72      0.57     0.51     0.57
 TOTAL             18.62     16.74     16.95     17.72    17.37     15.54    15.33    16.18
 * Total figures may not tally because not all items are included in the table and numbers
are rounded off. The numbers for previous months have been revised.

 (Reporting by Apeksha Nair in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
  
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