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India's petrol, diesel demand rise to record highs in May

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(Reuters) - India's domestic sales for diesel and petrol rose to record highs in May, pushing the country's overall fuel consumption for the month higher year-on-year, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed on Saturday.Fuel consumption, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.72 million tonnes last month, during which diesel sales soared to 7.55 million tonnes and petrol consumption climbed to 2.46 million tonnes - the highest monthly sales figures in PPAC data going back to April 1998. India, the world's third-largest oil consumer, used 35.2 million ...

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:31 IST
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