This is an archived release.
We use more heating products
The deliveries of light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene were high in January as well. The two last months this sale increased by 70 per cent compared with the same period the year before. This is mainly caused by the high prices of electricity, the competitor in the energy market.
In January the deliveries of light heating oils came to 141 million litres and the deliveries of heating and lighting kerosene were 32 million litres. This is an increase of 66.7 and 49.2 per cent respectively compared with deliveries in January last year. In the last 12 months deliveries increased by 14.2 and 7.6 per cent respectively compared with the previous 12-month period.
More auto diesel was sold
The deliveries of auto diesel went up 9.7 per cent compared with January last year, to 169 million litres. Both dutiable and tax-free diesel showed increases. In the last 12 months the increase was more modest, 3.3 per cent.
Total deliveries went up
Deliveries of petroleum products totalled 812 million litres in January, a 9.2 per cent increase compared with January last year. Deliveries by product and deliveries by purchasers showed increases for most categories, with the exceptions of jet fuel deliveries and deliveries to ship in ocean transport, which had a decrease.
There were 22 delivery days in January 2003 as in January 2002.