This is an archived release.
Auto diesel deliveries increased
The sale of auto diesel increased in August 2001 compared with August last year. The increase was 5.3 per cent for total deliveries and 5.7 per cent for tax-bound auto diesel. The deliveries of motor gasoline increased by 2.4 per cent.
For the past 12 month period deliveries of auto diesel rose by 1.8 per cent compared with the previous 12 month period.
Slight increase in motor gasoline sales
The total deliveries of motor gasoline came to 2 241 million litres in the past 12 month, a slight increase of 0.4 per cent compared with the previous12 month period. The deliveries of 98 octane motor gasoline have declined considerably over the past years, with a 17.2 per cent decrease in the past 12 month period. On the other hand, the deliveries of 95 octane motor gasoline are increasing, in the past 12 month by 5.0 per cent.
Reduced sales of heating products
The deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene went down by 7.1 and 9.0 per cent respectively for the past 12 month period. In August the deliveries of light heating oil increased by 0.9 per cent, while heating and lighting kerosene declined by 4.6 per cent.
Total deliveries: 886 million litres
The total deliveries of petroleum products came to 886 million litres in August, 3.8 per cent more than in August last year. During the past 12 month, the deliveries have declined by 3.2 per cent and were 9 207 million litres.
There were 23 delivery days in August 2001 the same as in August 2000.