According to data issued by the Energy Secretariat (SENER), diesel and gasoline demand in Mexico continue to recover as business and industrial operations are coming back gradually despite the increase of number of coronavirus cases, S&P Global Platts reported.

Data showed that gasoline sales surged to 678,000 barrels per day (b/d) on the week ended July 17 up 6.6% from the previous week and up 58% form April. However, it is down by 12% from the same week in 2019 in which sales reached to 772,000 b/d.

Also, it reported that gasoline imports reached to its highest level since the beginning  of the pandemic. It increased to 493,000 b/d on the week ended in June 17.

Additionally, diesel sales reached 297,860 b/d in the same week up 26.3% from April, but declined by 127,820 b/d in comparison with  the same week in 2019.