This is an archived release.
Deliveries of petroleum products increased
The deliveries of petroleum products in January 2001 amounted to 751 million litres, up 12.6 per cent from January 2000. Motor gasoline and auto diesel contributed the most to this increase. The increase was to be expected because of the tax-cut that took effect from 1 January.
The deliveries of motor gasoline totalled 181 million litres in January, a 22.2 per cent increase from January 2000. Deliveries in January are generally low compared with other months, but this was not the case in January 2001. Auto diesel showed growth in deliveries with as much as 38.7 per cent, 170 million litres. For the past twelve-month period deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel have fallen by 1.6 and 0.8 per cent respectively.
In January deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene rose by 6.8 and 14.3 per cent to 65 and 19 million litres respectively.
Marine gas oil and heavy fuel oils
149 million litres marine gas oil was delivered in January, 1.6 per cent more than in January 2000. Deliveries of heavy fuel oil totalled 46 million litres and showed an 11.5 per cent decline.
The deliveries of petroleum products were decreased by 7.3 per cent, to 9 139 million litres during the past twelve-month period.
There were 22 delivery days in January 2001 against 21 in January 2000.