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Oil Report

TABLE-India's September fuel demand falls about 4.4% y-o-y

    Oct 9 (Reuters) - India's fuel demand fell about 4.4% in September compared with a year
earlier, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Oil Ministry showed
on Friday.
    Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.47 million tonnes, the data
showed.
    Demand for diesel, which is widely used for transportation as well as for irrigation
needs in India, declined 6% year-on-year to 5.49 million tonnes.
    Sales of gasoline, or petrol, rose by 3.3% from a year earlier to 2.45 million tonnes.
    Cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), sales increased by 4.8% to 2.27 million
tonnes, while naphtha sales rose by 2.9% to 1.14 million tonnes.
    Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, rose 38.3%, and fuel oil decreased by 7.4% last
month.
    
    DOMESTIC SALES (in million tonnes):    
    
                 2020     2020     2020      2020      2019      2019      2019       2019
 PRODUCTS        SEPT      AUG     JULY      JUNE      SEPT       AUG      JULY       JUNE
 Diesel          5.49     4.85     5.51      6.30      5.84      6.12      6.84       7.45
 Petrol          2.45     2.38     2.26      2.28      2.37      2.58      2.52       2.64
 LPG             2.27     2.27     2.27      2.06      2.16      2.40      2.22       1.79
 Naphtha         1.14     1.08     1.28      1.23      1.11      1.42      1.47       0.99
 Jet fuel        0.31     0.26     0.23      0.22      0.65      0.67      0.66       0.65
 Kerosene        0.17     0.13     0.16      0.16      0.18      0.23      0.20       0.26
 Fuel Oil        0.49     0.51     0.51      0.52      0.53      0.48      0.57       0.48
 Bitumen         0.44     0.32     0.39      0.75      0.32      0.23      0.41       0.55
 TOTAL          15.47     14.43    15.60    16.09     16.19      17.18     17.75     17.67
 
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 Sumita Layek in Bengaluru, editing by Louise Heavens)
  
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