India's Oil Import Bill Jumped Nearly 100% To $119 Billion In FY22
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India's Oil Import Bill Jumped Nearly 100% To $119 Billion In FY22

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April 24, 2022

India's crude oil import bill nearly doubled to $119 billion in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, as energy prices soared globally following the return of demand and war in Ukraine.


New Delhi, 24 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, India, the world's third-biggest oil consuming and importing nation, spent $119.2 billion in 2021-22 (April 2021 to March 2022), up from $62.2 billion in the previous fiscal year, according to data from the oil ministry's Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell (PPAC). It spent $13.7 billion in March alone when oil prices surged to a 14-year high, compared with $8.4 billion in spending in the same month last year. Oil prices started to surge in January, and rates crossed $100 per barrel in the following month before touching $140 per barrel in early March. Prices have since receded and are now around $106 per barrel.

Source -NDTV

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