New Delhi. Within the first half of October this yr, the demand for diesel has registered a rise of 8.Eight %. On this method, after petrol, the demand for diesel has additionally returned to the extent earlier than the corona virus epidemic. This has been revealed by trade information. Diesel is essentially the most consumed gasoline in India. That is the primary annual enhance in diesel gross sales this yr after the nationwide lockdown imposed in March to stop the corona virus epidemic.
After the epidemic, individuals have began giving extra desire to non-public automobiles. On account of this, the demand for petrol has improved higher than diesel. Figures from October 1 to October 15 have seen higher enchancment than anticipated. Petrol demand hit a stage earlier than the Corona virus epidemic final month. Within the first half of October, petrol gross sales rose 1.5 % year-on-year to 9,82,000 tonnes. The gross sales had been 9,67,000 tonnes within the year-ago interval and 9,68,000 tonnes within the first fortnight of September.
There was an unprecedented drop in demand in India for the reason that lockdown on March 25. Gas demand fell by 49 % in April.
Throughout this era, the demand for aviation gasoline ATF got here down by 57 % to 1,35,000 tonnes in comparison with a yr in the past. That is, nevertheless, 2.5 % larger than the 30,000 tons a month earlier. Throughout this era, LPG (LPG) gross sales had been 11.6 lakh tonnes, which is seven per cent larger than a yr in the past and three per cent larger than a month in the past. (Company)
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