India’s fuel demand rose 0.8% in August compared with the same month last year.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 16.60 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
Sales of gasoline, or petrol, were 7.8% higher from a year earlier at 2.36 million tonnes.
Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 2.8% to 2.11 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 1.1% to 1.09 million tonnes.
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