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India’s fuel demand fell 5 per cent in November: Oil ministry data


India's fuel demand fell 5 per cent in November: Oil ministry dataNEW DELHI: India’sfuel demandfell 5 per cent in November compared with the same month last year.

Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.83 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 5.2 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.67 million tonnes.

Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 3.5 percent to 2.35 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 7.3 percent to 1.35 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 25.1 per cent up, while fuel oil use edged up 4.4 per cent in November.

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