This is an archived release.
Increased deliveries of heating products
The deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene were 10.2 and 25.7 per cent respectively higher in May 2001 than in May 2000. This may be related to the high prices of electricity recently, but low deliveries for May 2000 must also be considered. The deliveries decreased by 9.5 and 12.2 per cent respectively in the past twelve month-period.
Increased deliveries of auto diesel in Møre og Romsdal and in Oslo
The deliveries of auto diesel totalled 169 million litres in May 2001, the same as in May 2000. For the past twelve months the deliveries rose by 0.5 per cent. The deliveries of tax bound auto diesel increased by 0.9 per cent in May and by 2.2 per cent for the past twelve months. The deliveries of auto diesel by county show a 11.4 per cent growth for Møre og Romsdal and a 11.2 per cent growth for Oslo for the past twelve months. For May the increase was 20.0 and 7.3 per cent respectively. The largest reduction of deliveries for the past twelve months was in Nordland with 7.2 per cent.
The total deliveries of petroleum products for the past twelve months were 9 173 million litres, 4.3 per cent lower than in the previous twelve-month period. In May deliveries amounted to 788 million litres, which was an increase of 2.1 per cent compared with May 2000.
There were 20 delivery days in May 2001 against 21 in May 2000.