Petrol, diesel, LPG sales jump in June; fuel consumption rises 6.2%

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 4.4 percent higher from a year earlier at 1.85 million tonnes

Reuters July 12, 2016 12:06:08 IST
Petrol, diesel, LPG sales jump in June; fuel consumption rises 6.2%

India's fuel demand rose 6.2 percent in June compared with the same month last year.

Petrol diesel LPG sales jump in June fuel consumption rises 62

AFP

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.65 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 4.4 percent higher from a year earlier at 1.85 million tonnes.

Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 8.5 percent to 1.61 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 15.6 percent to 1.19 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 10.0 percent up, while fuel oil use edged up 17.3 percent in June.

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