January 8, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Fuel demand hits seven-month high in December

India's fuel consumption rose to a seven-month high in December to about 20.054 million metric tons, data from the oil ministry showed.

Source: ONGC

Total consumption, a proxy for oil demand, in December rose by 6.2 per cent from 18.89 million tons in November, data showed.

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Sales of diesel, mainly used by trucks and commercially-run passenger vehicles, rose by 0.9 per cent month-on-month to 7.60 million tons.

Source: ANI

Sales of gasoline in December slipped 4.5 per cent from the previous month to 2.99 million tons.

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Cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas, sales rose by 5.6 per cent to 2.63 million tons, while naphtha sales jumped by 27.9 per cent to about 1.33 million tons, the data showed.

Source: PTI

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, rose by 12.9 per cent from November, while fuel oil use increased by 9.6 per cent in December.

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