This is an archived release.
Fewer deliveries of jet fuel
The deliveries of jet fuel declined by 25.5 per cent in February compared with February last year. For the past 12-monthperiod the decrease was 3.8 per cent.
Total deliveries of petroleum products went down by 5.6 per cent to 684 million litres in February. Most of the products had fewer deliveries in February. During the past 12 months, however, the deliveries increased.
The deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene were 15.5 per cent lower in February than in February last year. The reduction might be due to high temperature in most of the country in this period. However, for the past 12 months, the deliveries rose.
The deliveries of auto diesel totalled 152 million litres in February, 3.3 per cent less than in February last year. The decline was due to reduced deliveries of duty-free auto diesel. The duty-free auto diesel represented 28 per cent of the deliveries of auto diesel in February. The deliveries of dutiable auto diesel increased by 2.7 per cent. The duty-free diesel is, for one thing, used for heating, and it may therefore seem that a mild February also affected the sale of diesel.
There were 20 delivery days both in February 2002 and in February 2001.