NEW DELHI, Oct 16 - India�s fuel consumption in September grew the fastest in a decade, official data showed on Friday. According to data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), fuel demand went up 15.1 per cent in September from the same month a year ago, which marks the biggest rise since August 2005.
On the back of robust diesel and petrol sales last month, fuel sales in India totalled 14.70 million tonnes.
Diesel consumption in September rose 20.1 percent to 5.89 million tonnes, recording the strongest rise since August 2005. It accounts for 40 per cent of refined fuels used in the country.
Poor monsoon rains leading to greater demand for pump irrigation led to a rise in diesel sales. Petrol sales increased 25.4 per cent to 1.9 million tonnes from the same month a year ago, as demand for passenger vehicles rose in September. � IANS