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    India's Gas Demand Rises 5.5% in June


The fertilizer industry was the biggest consumer.

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India's Gas Demand Rises 5.5% in June

India’s natural gas consumption during June was 5.14bn m³, up 5.5% yr/yr, according to NGW calculation using the data published by Indian oil and gas ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC).

Fertilizer manufacturers, the biggest users, consumed 1.57bn mof gas, up from 1.27bn m3 in the same month last year. Power industry consumed 1.06bn m3, down from 1.32bn m3 while refineries used 971mn m3, up from 656mn m3 in the same month last year, the datat showed. City gas segment consumed 507mn m3 of gas versus 791mn m3 in the same month a year ago. 

Meanwhile, India’s gas production in June was 2.3bn m3, down 11.8% over the corresponding month of the previous year. State-run ONGC was the biggest producer with output of 1.81bn m3, down 9.4% yr/yr.  

India’s LNG imports in June were down 6.9% yr/yr, PPAC said last month.