Pandemic dampens fuel consumption

The Covid-19 outbreak caused fuel consumption in Thailand to decline by 4.4% during the first eight months of 2021 to a daily average of 131 million litres, down from a daily average of 137 million litres during the corresponding period last year, says the Department of Energy Business.

Demand in the country for the major fuel types, including diesel, petrol, jet fuel and compressed natural gas, all fell. However, demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) increased.

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Bangkok Post Reporter