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India's fuel demand rose 7.2 percent in March

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

NEW (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 (PPAC) of the showed.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 14.2 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.40 million tonnes.

Cooking gas or liquefied (LPG) sales increased 8.8 percent to 2.06 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 2.7 percent to 1.13 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 5.8 percent up, while edged up 6.3 percent in March.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:03 IST
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