This is an archived release.
Increased deliveries of heating products
The deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene showed a considerable increase in January compared with January last year. On the other hand, the deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel declined.
The deliveries of light heating oil totalled 84 million litres, which are 29.3 per cent more than in January last year, and the highest month sale since December 1999. For heating and lighting kerosene the increase was 13.3 per cent. During the past 12 months the deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene rose by 14.2 and 11.0 per cent respectively. A high el-price and a rather low oil price in this period might explain the increase.
Less - but still high sales of motor gasoline and auto diesel in January.
The sales of motor gasoline and auto diesel were lower in January this year compared with January last year. The decline was due to abnormal high sale figures in January last year. The average sales of motor gasoline in January in the period 1995-2000 were 153 million litres whereas the deliveries were 169 million litres in January 2002. For the past 12-months period the deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel rose.
The total deliveries of petroleum products showed a slight fall in January whereas deliveries rose during the past 12-months period, by 2.4 per cent and came to 9 359 million litres.
There were 22 delivery days both in January 2002 and in January 2001.