This is an archived release.
Deliveries of diesel and gasoline increase
The deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel increased strongly in October compared with October last year. Auto diesel increased by 14.4 per cent up to 190 million litres and motor gasoline by 8.4 up to 195 million litres.
For 95 octanes motor gasoline the increase was 11.0 per cent. During the past 12 months, deliveries increased by 1.1 and 3.0 per cent respectively for motor gasoline and auto diesel. Auto diesel showed relative important differences in deliveries between counties during this period, with 14.6 a per cent increase in Troms and a 5.5 per cent decrease in Hedmark.
Jet fuel and marine gas oil
The deliveries of jet kerosene was 19.6 per cent lower in October this year compared with October last year and totalled 57 million litres. During the past 12 months the deliveries showed a 1.1 per cent decline. The deliveries of marine gas oil rose by 15.2 per cent in October while it felt 5,3 per cent during the 12-month period.
The deliveries of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oil increased considerably in October, but during the past 12-month period, deliveries decreased. In October deliveries of heavy fuel oil showed a slight increase, and for the past 12 month deliveries declined. Inland deliveries of heavy fuel oil had a remarkable increase both in October and for the past 12 months, especially deliveries to manufacturing, mining, quarrying and power supply. In contrast, the deliveries of heavy fuel oil to ship in foreign trade showed a marked decrease, and this sale count for half the deliveries of heavy fuel oil.
The total deliveries of petroleum products came to 838 million litres in October, 9.1 per cent more than in October last year. During the past 12 months, the deliveries have declined by 1.4 per cent and were 9 264 million litres.
There were 23 delivery days in October 2001 against 22 in October 2000.