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KATHMANDU: Consumption of petroleum products has increased significantly with the expansion in election activities across the country.
According to Binitmani Upadhyay, spokesperson for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), consumption of diesel and petrol has gone up by about 40 per cent for the last one week due to the increasing election campaigns of the political parties.
All the political parties and candidates are busy canvassing for the local level election which is being held on May 13 this year.
“Demand for petroleum products has been rising for the last one week which is natural as large numbers of vehicles, including motorcycles, are being used in election campaigns across the country,” he said.
Under normal circumstances, about 5,500 kiloliters of diesel is consumed on a daily basis in the country, but now daily consumption of fuel has increased to about 7,500 kiloliters.
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