Sales of petroleum products

Updated: 21 December 2021

Next update: 21 January 2022

Fuel sale for road traffic, change compared to same month last year
Fuel sale for road traffic, change compared to same month last year
November 2020 - November 2021

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Prices on engine fuel, monthly
Prices on engine fuel, monthly1
Prices (NOK per litres)Prices (NOK per litres)
Motor gasoline, leadfree 95 octanDutiable diesel
November 202117.6516.76
Change from last month, per cent1.612.95
Change from same month last year, per cent30.1633.23
October 202117.3716.28
September 202117.0515.49
August 202117.1515.76
July 202116.9516.06
June 202116.2015.21
May 202116.0115.00
April 202115.8514.88
March 202115.5914.58
February 202115.5714.73
January 202115.3214.55
December 202014.4413.56
November 202013.5612.58
1Prices are average retail prices. Prices including taxes and fees
Explanation of symbols
Monthly sales of petroleum products, by purchaser group. Preliminary figures. Million litres
Monthly sales of petroleum products, by purchaser group. Preliminary figures. Million litres1
November 2021
Motor gasolineAuto diesel, free of dutyJet fuelAuto diesel, dutiableMarine gas oil and dieselHeating kerosene and light heating oilsHeavy fuel oils and distillateOther petroleumproduckts
Petroleum extraction.0.0410..
Gas stations686.182.0..
Truck stations01.21.0..
Other road traffic30.29.0..
Sea transport and marinas01.0270..
Net imports0.150.1316
1The volume of sold motor gasoline and dutiable auto diesel includes biofuels that are blended in
Explanation of symbols
Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres
Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres1 2 3
Motor gasolineAuto diesel, dutiableAuto diesel, free of dutyMarine gas oil and dieselLight heating oilsHeating and lighting keroseneJet keroseneHeavy distillate and heavy fuel oilLubricant oilsOther petroleum products
All industries970 8852 842 499919 0531 958 75545 7411 241521 26457 07057 672807 295
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:54421 37419 802:...::
Mining and quarrying:2 88038 783:7...567:
Manufacture2 9553 57736 035:10 938.:10 7454 115:
Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities:1 0419 658:2 458...76:
Construction2 00631 306112 333:437...932:
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles23 91569 07160 51351 1885 341537..21 0712 348
Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products57 918315 303385 8261 065 55917 72970448 50622 32128 988456 877
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores871 3002 251 01390 478:::.::.
Railway transport..:.....:.
Other land transport including postal and courier activities7 421151 923119 0389 0473 391.5 636.1452 579
Water transport2 12013 35624 761351 851:..::.
Air transport....::463 558.::
Warehousing, accommodation, food and beverage service activities:1 0638 2359 9401 136::.517:
Public administration, defence activities, education, health and social work activities:::1 4071 7680:.50:
Private consumers....6.....
1The volume of sold motor gasoline and dutiable auto diesel includes biofuels that are blended in
2Wholesale fuels and related products also includes sales where buyer is unknown
3Other products: LPG, NGL, aviation gasoline and bitumen
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics present sales of finished refined petroleum products by industry and by county. The statistics do not include petroleum products used as raw materials or petroleum products consumed in the energy-producing industries.

The number of litres sold is registered in the country of delivery. The purchaser's main area of business (measured by turnover) determines which purchaser group (industry) the sale is registered in. The statistics include deliveries in Norway (incl. Svalbard, Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen) and on the Norwegian continental shelf. Deliveries to Norwegian ships and airplanes abroad are not included. Ordinary export is not registered even if the delivery is free on board (FOB) in a Norwegian harbour.

Deliveries of petroleum products are originally distributed by code for purchaser group. The codes are based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007).

Name: Sales of petroleum products

Topic: Energy and manufacturing

21 January 2022

425 Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

County and national level

Monthly publishing of delivery figures and prices on some selected petroleum products two weeks after the end of the reference month

Monthly report to the International Eurostat and Energy Agency (IEA).

The data are stored in Excel files and DAT files.

The purpose of the statistics is to show deliveries of petroleum products by purchaser group, county and at national level, measured as delivered litres. Furthermore, the statistics compare the delivery figures of the different oil companies (user-financed assignment). In addition prices on some selected petroleum products are published from February 2010.

Until 1973, the Ministry of Trade collected figures on deliveries of petroleum products from the oil companies. The figures were distributed by county and some purchaser/consumer groups, and were presented in statistical tables once a year. As of 1973, monthly tables were produced in Statistics Norway. This was a result of cooperation between Statistics Norway, the Ministry of Trade, Drivkraft Norge (formerly The Norwegian Petroleum Institute) and the oil companies. Based on experience and changing conditions, the production and content of the statistics have changed several times since 1973.

The figures are used by oil companies and Drivkraft Norge. In addition, the figures form part of the data used in the production of energy balances in Statistics Norway.

Not relevant

The statistics on deliveries of petroleum products form part of the data basis in the energy accounts and energy balance.

The Statistics Act of the 21th of June 2019 no. 32

Regulation NO 1099/2008

The statistics include all the sales of petroleum products to buyers in Norway, based on the succeeding data sources:

The population consists of large international companies that sell petroleum products in Norway and local oil companies with sales exceeding a certain amount. The latter submit a less detailed report.

In addition, direct imports by other dealers and any consumers are collected in the statistics on external trade.

Companies who submit a complete data set submit the data electronically on files. Other companies submit their data in a form. In addition, import and export data from the statistics on external trade are used.

From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

The sample consists of large oil companies that submit complete reports and some smaller companies that submit a less detailed report (jet fuel, bitumen and lubricant oils). In addition, the sample includes direct imports by a number of small companies.

The companies send their data electronically or via forms. The deadline is the 6th workday of every month.

Total sales for each company are compared with additional information from the company. In addition, the companies check that the complete statistics correspond with their figures. The companies receive tables containing their sales figures, total sales and market shares.

The statistics are estimated by counting the number of litres sold of each petroleum product from each company, distributed by purchaser group and county.

From January 2017 the prices were based on average retail prices.

Not relevant

The sales figures of individual companies are confidential.

Figures are available back to 1952.

Until December 2016, the prices on petroleum products were collected form the consumer price index. From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

The fact that there are relatively few respondents limits the possibilities for collection and processing errors.

If a company does not meet the delivery deadline, figures for the corresponding month last year are used. These are corrected as soon as the new figures are delivered.

Full count

On the 14th of April 2021 yearly figures for marine gas oils and dutiable auto diesel were corrected for the period 2012-2019. Previously collected sales figures for these products had been too low.

Monthly sales figures (preliminary statistics) were corrected back to 2020. This correction means that monthly figures for dutiable auto diesel and marine gas oils (and the total) from 2020 onwards are not comparable with periods before 2020.