DeIndia's fuel consumption in September grew the fastest in a decade, official data showed on Friday.

According to data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), fuel demand went up 15.1 percent in September from the same month a year ago, which marks the biggest rise since August 2005.

On the back of robust diesel and petrol sales last month, fuel sales in India totalled 14.70 million tonnes.

Diesel consumption in September rose 20.1 percent to 5.89 million tonnes, recording the strongest rise since August 2005. It accounts for 40 percent of refined fuels used in the country.