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India's fuel sales recover in June as states ease lockdown restrictions

Indian state refiners' gasoline and gasoil sales rose in June compared with a month earlier, preliminary industry data showed, as states eased coronavirus-related restrictions as cases fell

India fuel demand | fuel retail | Petrol-diesel prices

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

Petrol, diesel, fuel, oil, price

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian state refiners' gasoline and gasoil sales rose in June compared with a month earlier, preliminary industry data showed on Thursday, as states across the country eased coronavirus-related restrictions as cases fell.

Gasoline sales by state refiners rose 29.4%, while diesel sales were up 18.5% in June compared with May, the data showed. Sales had declined by about a fifth in May from a month earlier due to lockdowns across the country.

Sales of gasoline were up 5.7% from the same period in the previous year, but diesel sales were down 1.8%, the data showed.


(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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First Published: Thu, July 01 2021. 11:19 IST