Per capita petrol consumption in India: Goa is crowned king

Jul 17, 2018, 03:48 PM IST

Per capita petrol and diesel consumption in Goa is many times more than the national average. According to oil ministry data per capita sales of petrol in Goa was 119.7 kg in 2017-18, which is six times the national average of 19 kg. 


Goans' per capita diesel consumption is almost three-and-a-half times more than the national average of 66.9 kg, the report said.



Per capita consumption of petrol and diesel among states depends on economic activity, tourist flow and inter-state variation in taxes, Economic Times reported, citing BS Canth, a former marketing director at Indian Oil Corp. “The population of Goa is small but the number of vehicles on the road is always high due to a huge inflow of tourists,” said Canth. 



Union territories like Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu also have higher consumption than the national average.


Another reason for higher fuel consumption in some states with lower taxes, as vehicle owners from bordering states drive down to filling stations offering cheaper fuel. 


On the other hand higher population in Bihar keep it at the bottom of the fuel consumption chart, the report said.