This is an archived release.
Deliveries of petroleum products increased
The total deliveries of petroleum products came to 809 million litres in July, which is 7.0 per cent more than in July last year. The deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel contributed the most to the increase.
The tax-cut on motor gasoline and auto diesel from 1. July was most probably the reason for the increase. The corresponding figures for June were low, which indicates that the stocks were emptied before 1. July and filled up again afterwards. The sale of motor gasoline increased by 10.7 and auto diesel 4.7 per cent in July.
The past 12 months
The total deliveries of petroleum products for the past 12 months were 9 127 million litres, 3.2 per cent less than in the previous 12-month period. The deliveries of motor gasoline rose by 0.4 per cent and auto diesel by 1.7 per cent. Among the other products, in this period, we observe a decrease in the deliveries of both light heating oil, lighting and heating kerosene and marine gas.
Deliveries of jet fuel declined both in July and in the past 12-month. In July the decline was 10.7 per cent and the deliveries totalled 66 million litres. For the past 12-month period, the deliveries decreased by 8.0 per cent. In Norway, jet fuel is the same as jet kerosene.
There were 22 delivery days in July 2001 against 21 in July 2000.