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Covid-19: Deserted streets, fleeing workers threaten India's oil demand

After dipping by about 2 per cent in March from February, overall consumption of oil products looks set to extend declines this month.

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Indian oil demand | Coronavirus | Lockdown

Saket Sundria | Bloomberg 



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Policemen asking people to sit at the entrance of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus railway station, amid the spread of Covid infections in Mumbai | PHOTO: REUTERS

The usually teeming streets of India’s commercial capital of Mumbai looked more like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie last weekend, an ominous sign for energy demand in the world’s third-biggest oil importer.

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First Published: Wed, April 14 2021. 00:25 IST

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