Kerosene consumption falls sharply by 26 per cent CAGR during FY14-23: Govt data

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The report stated that the consumption of natural gas has experienced a fluctuation over time.

During 2022-23, the consumption against energy purpose has experienced a negative growth of -7.7 per cent (from 39,414 BCM during 2021-22 to 36,383 BCM during 2022-23, according to the data.

The non-energy purpose, the report said, experienced a meagre growth of 1.1 per cent (from 22,077 BCM during 2021-22 to 22,319 BCM during 2022-23).

It noted that the maximum use of natural gas is in the fertilisers industry (32.35 per cent), followed by city or local natural gas distribution network, including road transport (20.06 per cent).

Industry-wise off-take of natural gas shows that, out of the total consumption (Availability Basis (Net Production + LNG Imports)), while 62 per cent of natural gas has been used for energy purposes, 38 per cent is used for non-energy purposes, it added.

The estimated electricity consumption increased from 8,24,301 GWh during 2012-13 to 12,96,300 GWh during 2021-22, showing a CAGR of 5.16 per cent.

Out of the total consumption of electricity in 2021-22), the industry sector accounted for the largest share (41.16 per cent), followed by domestic (25.77 per cent), agriculture (17.67 per cent) and commercial sectors (8.29 per cent).

The Domestic sector has experienced the highest CAGR of 6.87 between FY2012-13 to FY2021-22.

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