According to data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the nation's consumption of gasoline and petroleum products in June increased by 17.9% year over year to 18.67 million tonnes. In the same time frame in 2021, the nation consumed 15.84 million tonnes of fuel.
In addition, there was a slight increase in gasoline usage from the prior month to the current month. India utilises a variety of petroleum products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke, aviation turbine fuel, diesel, and gasoline as well as lubricants, greases, and bitumen. Diesel fuel accounts for the majority of total use, nevertheless.
Diesel usage increased by 23.9%, while motor spirit or gasoline consumption increased by 23.2%. Aviation turbine fuel, on the other hand, witnessed a 129.9% increase. The country was subject to restrictions during the same time period last year as a result of the second wave of the coronavirus, which significantly reduced the demand for fuels. In a related development, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently stated during a speech at an event that after five years, the country will no longer require the usage of gasoline in vehicles. He was a major supporter of using green fuels like ethanol and hydrogen.
Kanchana Wijesekera, the country's Minister of Power and Energy, introduced a fuel-rationing system across all of Sri Lanka's gas stations in the face of a severe fuel shortage and a crippling economic crisis. Under this system, consumers will be given tokens that will grant them access to a certain amount of gasoline or diesel each week. Token numbers will be distributed to the populace with the help of the Sri Lankan army and police to fill a little amount of petrol.
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