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India's June fuel demand recovers as lockdowns ease and mobility picks up

Fuel consumption, a proxy for oil demand, rose 8% from May to 16.34 million tonnes

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Fuel demand | Petrol and Diesel prices | Lockdown

Reuters 

India's fuel demand recovered last month after slumping to a nine-month low in May, as restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic were eased and mobility picked up. Fuel consumption, a proxy for oil demand, rose 8% from May to 16.34 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas showed on Friday. A second Covid-19 wave, which stalled mobility and dulled economic activity, dragged fuel consumption to its lowest since August in May. Pandemic infections have, however, eased from May's peak, ...

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First Published: Sat, July 10 2021. 12:10 IST
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