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Petrol sales up in September, 1st time since lockdown

Petrol sales for the first 16 days of September stood at 1,041.4 thousand metric tonnes (TMT), up from 1,024.5 TMT in the year-ago period.

Written by Karunjit Singh | New Delhi |
Updated: September 18, 2020 12:44:36 am
Petrol price hiked by 59 paise/litre, diesel by 58 paise in seventh consecutive increasePetrol sales rose to 9,65,000 tonnes during the first half of September as compared to 9,45,000 tonnes in the same period a year back and 9,00,000 tonnes during August 1-15, 2020. (File photo)

Petrol sales rose 1.7 per cent in the first half of September, growing for the first time since Covid-19-related lockdowns began in March, as per official sales data from the three leading state-owned oil marketing companies. Diesel sales, however, fell 6.2 per cent compared to sales in the first half of last September.

Petrol sales for the first 16 days of September stood at 1,041.4 thousand metric tonnes (TMT), up from 1,024.5 TMT in the year-ago period.

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