You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

India's September fuel demand declines about 4.4% to 15.47 mn tonnes

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, rose by 3.3% from a year earlier to 2.45 million tonnes

Topics
Fuel demand | Oil demand | Oil Ministry

Reuters 

A driver waits in a taxi for his turn to fill up his tank with diesel at a fuel station in Kolkata. Photo: Reuters
Demand for diesel, which is widely used for transportation as well as for irrigation needs in India, declined 6% year-on-year to 5.49 million tonnes.

India's fell about 4.4% in September compared with a year earlier, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the showed on Friday.

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.47 million tonnes, the data showed.

Demand for diesel, which is widely used for transportation as well as for irrigation needs in India, declined 6% year-on-year to 5.49 million tonnes.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, rose by 3.3% from a year earlier to 2.45 million tonnes.

Cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), sales increased by 4.8% to 2.27 million tonnes, while naphtha sales rose by 2.9% to 1.14 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, rose 38.3%, and fuel oil decreased by 7.4% last month.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, October 09 2020. 22:40 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.