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India's Fuel Demand Rose 4.5% In February

Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales decreased 4.3 percent to 2.12 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 6.7 percent to 1.28 million tonnes.

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India's fuel demand rose 4.5 percent in February compared with the same month last year.

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.22 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 11.2 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.51 million tonnes.

Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales decreased 4.3 percent to 2.12 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 6.7 percent to 1.28 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 1.4 percent up, while fuel oil use edged lower 5.1 percent in February.

(Reuters)


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