July 9, 2020 / 2:29 PM / a month ago

TABLE-India's fuel demand down 7.8% in June

    July 9 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand fell 7.8% in June compared with a
year earlier, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of
the Oil Ministry showed on Thursday.
    Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 16.29 million
tonnes, the data showed.
    Consumption of diesel, which is widely used for transportation as well as
for irrigation needs in India, declined about 15.4% year-on-year to 6.30
million tonnes.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, fell by 13.6% from a year earlier to 2.28
million tonnes.
    Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales rose about 16.2% to
2.08 million tonnes, and naphtha sales also increased by 18.2% to 1.17
million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, gained 27.3%, and fuel oil also
increased by about 6.3% in June.
    
    DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):    
    
    
                 2020    2020    2020    2020    2019    2019    2019    2019
 Products      June    May     Apr     Mar     June    May     Apr     Mar
 Diesel          6.30    5.50    3.26    5.65    7.45    7.79    7.32    7.46
 LPG             2.08    2.31    2.13    2.31    1.79    2.05    1.90    2.26
 Petrol          2.28    1.77    0.97    2.16    2.64    2.74    2.46    2.58
 Naphtha         1.17    1.08    0.86    1.39    0.99    0.79    0.95    1.20
 Bitumen         0.70    0.60    0.22    0.53    0.55    0.73    0.69    0.89
 Fuel Oil        0.51    0.50    0.32    0.48    0.48    0.51    0.50    0.54
 Kerosene        0.16    0.18    0.13    0.15    0.26    0.27    0.25    0.29
 Jet fuel        0.22    0.11    0.06    0.48    0.65    0.68    0.65    0.72
 TOTAL          16.29   14.67    9.93   16.08   17.67   19.08   18.32   19.56
 
    
       NOTE: Total figures may not tally because not all items are included
in the table, and numbers are rounded. The numbers for previous months may
have been revised.

 (Reporting by Nakul Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Mark Potter)
  
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