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India's fuel demand rose 4.5 percent in April


(Reuters) - India's fuel demand rose 4.5 percent in April compared with a year earlier.

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.67 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell of the showed.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 9.3 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.28 million tonnes.

Sales of cooking gas, or liquefied (LPG), increased about 13 percent to 1.87 million tonnes, while naphtha sales rose 6.2 percent to 1.06 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, climbed 16.4 percent, while declined 8.6 percent in April.

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

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:28 IST