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Oil Minister says India's annual diesel consumption to rise 66% by 2030

The energy hungry nation, which is looking to cut its oil imports by 10 percent in 2022, aims to boost use of bio fuels, the minister said.‍

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan

India's annual could rise to 150 billion litres by 2030 from 90 billion litres now, Minister said on Wednesday. Annual consumption in the world's third-biggest consuming nation could rise to 50 billion litres by 2030 from 30 billion litres now, he said. The energy hungry nation, which is looking to cut its imports by 10 per cent in 2022, aims to boost use of bio fuels, the minister said.‍ currently imports about 80 percent of its needs.

First Published: Wed, November 22 2017. 15:20 IST
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