India's fuel consumption jumps 18 per cent in June

A rise in demand for fuels can be attributed to an increase in mobility and the reopening of the economy post the Covid pandemic.

Published: 09th July 2022 04:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2022 04:27 PM   |  A+A-

An employee of a Bharat petroleum fuel station fills petrol in a vehicle in Mumbai, India, Saturday, June 11, 2022.

imag used for representational purpose only. (Photo | AP)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Consumption of petroleum products in India during the month of June soared 17.9 per cent year-on-year to 18.67 million tonne, data from Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas showed.

During the same period of 2021, the fuel intake was 15.84 million tonne.

On a month-on-month basis too, the consumption of fuels increased marginally during the previous month.

Some of the products that India consumes are naphtha, liquid petroleum gas, aviation turbine fuel, diesel, petrol, lubricants, greases, bitumen, and petroleum coke, among several others.

A major chunk of the total consumption comes from diesel.

Consumption of motor spirit or petrol grew 23.2 per cent, diesel at 23.9 per cent, and aviation turbine fuel by 129.9, data showed.

A rise in demand for fuels can be attributed to an increase in mobility and the reopening of the economy post the Covid pandemic.

During the same period last year, India was grappling with a severe second wave of the virus, which had limited the demand for fuels to a great extent.

ALSO READ | India's fuel sales soar with overall economy picking up pace in June



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp