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India’s Fuel Consumption Falls 18% In March As Coronavirus Dampens Demand

India's Fuel Consumption Falls 18% In March As Coronavirus Dampens Demand

India’s gas consumption in March shrank by 18 per cent, the largest decline in additional than a decade, as a nationwide lockdown halted financial exercise and journey.

Petroleum product consumption fell 17.79 per cent to 16.08 million tonnes in March as diesel, petrol and aviation turbine gas (ATF) demand fell, in line with official information launched on Thursday.

Diesel, probably the most consumed gas within the nation, noticed demand contract by 24.23 per cent to five.65 million tonnes. This is the largest fall in diesel consumption the nation has recorded as most vehicles went off-road and railways stopped plying trains. Petrol gross sales dropped 16.37 per cent to 2.15 million tonnes because the 21-day nationwide lockdown enforced to stop the unfold of COVID-19 took most automobiles and two-wheelers off the street. 

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