Reduced sales of petroleum products
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Sales of petroleum products2014, final figures

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Reduced sales of petroleum products

The overall inland sales of petroleum products ended at about 8.9 billion litres in 2014. This represents a 5 per cent or 464 million litre decrease from 2013. Sales of most petroleum products were reduced; among the exceptions was the sale of diesel and jet kerosene.

Annual sale of petroleum products, 1000 litres
Product2014Change from last year2013201220112010
1Other products: LPG, NGL, aviation gasoline and bitumen
Total sales9 066 901-49 400 0589 675 3659 707 4359 934 145
Motor gasoline1 245 866-4.71 307 2551 394 8011 489 1931 628 771
eum2 882 2913.12 796 7942 729 6952 621 6272 523 793
Auto diesel, free of duty858 561-6.7920 622865 735840 680824 067
Marine gas oil and diesel1 512 576-13.31 745 4121 897 3851 856 1791 793 778
Light heating oils247 282-27.8342 305356 894421 189551 780
Heating and lighting kerosene41 023-26.355 65547 02361 94280 747
Jet kerosene1 135 5532.11 112 5611 059 556974 460969 039
Heavy distillate and heavy fuel oil323 947-18.4397 034422 944508 574548 600
Lubricant oils58 918-17.070 95167 84070 08263 201
Other petroleum products1760 88416.8651 469833 492863 509950 369
Figure 1. Sales of petroleum products 2011-2014, million. Final figures

Sales of diesel accounted for 42 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products in 2014, and ended at 3.7 billion litres. This is a small increase of 0.6 per cent from 2013. From 2010 to 2013, sales of diesel increased by over 100 million litres each year. In the period from 2013 to 2014, it appears that this trend has slowed and the increase was 23 million litres. In 2014, a litre of diesel cost on average NOK 13.16. This is NOK 0.05 less than the average price in 2013.

Less gasoline

Sales of gasoline amounted to about 14 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products, and sales ended at just over 1.2 billion litres in 2014. This represents a reduction of 61 million litres or 4.7 per cent, from 2013. The price of a litre of 95 octane unleaded gasoline rose NOK 0.05 from 2013 and was an average price of NOK 14.78 per litre in 2014.

23 million litres more jet kerosene

Sales of jet kerosene have experienced a steady increase in recent years. Sales ended at about 1.1 billion litres in 2014. This is an increase of 23 million litres, or 2.1 per cent from 2013. Sales of jet kerosene accounted for just below 13 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products.

Fuel oil and heating kerosene decrease sharply

Sales of light fuel oils ended at about 247 million litres in 2014; a reduction of 95 million litres compared with the pervious year. One litre of fuel oil cost on average NOK 11.00; NOK 1.14 more than the average price in 2013. Sales of heating kerosene are relatively low, ending at 41 million litres, which is a reduction of 15 million litres. Looking at sales of heating products, combined sales have more than halved since 2010 and from 2013 to 2014 sales of the two products decreased by 110 million litres in total. Relatively mild winters and a focus on alternative sources of heating may have contributed to the decrease in sales of fuel oil and heating kerosene that has taken place in recent years.

Less use of heavy fuel oils and heavy distillate

In 2009, sales of heavy fuel oils and heavy distillate amounted to 617 million litres. In 2014, this was reduced to 324 million litres. From 2013 to 2014, the reduction was 73 million litres. Heavy fuel oils and heavy distillate are used as fuel for ships, and there has been a political call for a transition to alternative and more environmentally friendly fuels. International laws have been drawn up aimed at reducing the sulphur content and thus emissions in shipping.

Marine gas oils accounted for about 17 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products, and sales ended at 1.5 billion litres in 2014. This is 233 million litres less than in 2013 and a decrease of 13.3 per cent.