This is an archived release.
Deliveries to manufacturing declined
The deliveries of petroleum products to manufacturing industries fell by 22.3 per cent compared with May last year and totalled 87 million litres. A mild May and low prices of electricity might explain the decrease.
Of deliveries to manufacturing industries, marine gas oil and diesel to oil and gas extraction represented the most important part with 32 million litres, 20.2 per cent less than in May last year. Additionally, deliveries of heavy fuel oil to the manufacturing industries decreased considerably.
Deliveries of petroleum products to other group of purchasers showed a slight increase in deliveries to transport, whereas deliveries to houses and commercial buildings, fishing and to public services declined a great deal. For the past 12 months we saw a decrease in deliveries to manufacturing industries and to house and commercial buildings. On the other hand, deliveries to fishing and to public services rose compared with the previous 12-month period.
Deliveries of auto diesel
Total deliveries of auto diesel showed a modest increase in deliveries in May compared with May last year. Deliveries of tax-free auto diesel decreased by 7.7 per cent to 49 million litres, whereas deliveries of dutiable auto diesel rose by 6.4 per cent to 123 million litres.
Total deliveries of petroleum products were 760 million litres in May, 3.7 per cent less than in May last year. During the past 12 months the deliveries came to 9 161 million litres, a slight increase compared with the previous 12-month period.
There were 19 delivery days in May 2002 against 20 in May 2001.