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The demand for fuel picking up in the country

India’s fuel demand rose 9.9 percent in September compared with the same month last year in one of the signs that the economy current going through a spell of slow down is slowly picking up.

Consumption of fuel totalled 16.26 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

Sales of Petrol were 17.9 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.14 million tonnes. Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 4.1 percent to 1.95 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 4.9 percent to 1.16 million tonnes.

Sales of bitumen, used for making roads, were 7.5 percent up, while fuel oil use edged lower 14.0 percent in September.


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