This is an archived release.
Reduced deliveries of petroleum products
Total deliveries of petroleum products shrank by 10.3 per cent in November compared with November 1999. Most petroleum products experienced a relatively steep decline in deliveries, except for motor gasoline and auto diesel, which showed only minor changes in deliveries from November last year.
Deliveries of motor gasoline declined by 0.6 per cent to 175 million litres, whereas the deliveries of auto diesel increased by 0.3 per cent to 170 million litres. Deliveries of petroleum products other than motor gasoline and auto diesel showed a decline of a solid 18.0 per cent. For the past 12 months there was a decline in deliveries of motor gasoline of 1.7 per cent, while deliveries of auto diesel increased by 0.5 per cent. Other deliveries shrank by 9.5 per cent.
It was especially petroleum products for heating that showed the steepest decline in November. Deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene decreased by a solid 26.8 and 29.5 per cent in November. For the last twelve-month period, the decline was 15.2 and 19.3 per cent respectively.
Marine gas oil and heavy fuel oils
Deliveries of heavy fuel oil shrank by a whopping 42.5 per cent in November, whereas the decline was 12.4 per cent for the past 12 months. Heavy fuel oil delivered to ships in ocean transport (bunker oil) showed smaller changes in deliveries. For November these deliveries saw a decline of 8.8 per cent, while for the past twelve months deliveries rose by 4.8 per cent. The same trend was seen in deliveries of marine gas oil. In all there was a decline of 10.4 per cent for the last twelve-month period, whereas deliveries of marine gas oil to bunkers showed a decline of 1.9 per cent in November and an increase of 7.6 per cent for the past twelve months.
Total deliveries of petroleum products amounted to 719 million litres in November. For the past twelve months deliveries totalled 9 324 million litres, which was 5.7 per cent less than the previous twelve-month period.
Just as last year, there were 22 delivery days in November this year.