This is an archived release.
Increased deliveries to cars
The deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel were higher in June this year than in June last year. The deliveries of motor gasoline increased by 3.4 per cent and auto diesel rose by 11.0 per cent.
The remaining sales of petroleum products showed a decline in June, among others light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene. Both low prices of electricity and a mild June for most of Norway may have contributed to this decrease. Also deliveries of jet fuel and marine gas oil were low in this month. The total deliveries of petroleum products came to 761 million litres, 4.0 per cent lower than in June last year.
Deliveries to ship in ocean transport, so-called bunkering, showed a considerable decrease in June. Heavy fuel oil to bunkering declined by 21.1 per cent and marine gas oil fell by 25.8 per cent. Also for the past 12 months we saw an increase in bunkering sales.
First six months
The total deliveries of petroleum products decreased by 5.1 per cent during the first six months compared with the first six months last year. Finnmark and Troms had the largest changes in this period. In Finnmark the deliveries increased by 16.6 per cent, whereas deliveries declined by 12.8 per cent in Troms. Heating products, jet fuel and marine gas oil contributed the most to this decreased also in this period.
There were 20 delivery days in June 2002 as in June 2001.