India fuel demand continues to rise in August despite all time high petrol, diesel prices
Updated : September 14, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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 percent higher from a year earlier at 2.36 million tonnes.
Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 2.8 percent to 2.11 million tonnes, while naphtha sales surged 1.1 percent to 1.09 million tonnes.