This is an archived release.
Continued high consumption of heating oils
The sales of light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene are still on the increase due to high electricity prices. For 5 months successive we have seen substantial increase in this sales. In particular, deliveries to manufacturing industries, public services, houses and commercial buildings have contributed to the increase.
In February the deliveries of light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene came to 118 and 26 million litres respectively. For February last year the corresponding figures were 64 and 15 million litres.
Heavy Fuel Oil
The deliveries of heavy fuel oil went up by 9.9 per cent, whereas deliveries decreased by 24.2 per cent during the past 12-monthperiode. Both deliveries to ship in ocean transport and deliveries to the manufacturing industries contributed to the decrease. Deliveries to ship in ocean transport have shown a decrease during the whole period whereas deliveries to the manufacturing industries have increase in deliveries during for the two last months.
The deliveries of auto diesel went up by 11.1 per cent compared with February last year. Deliveries of tax-free diesel increased the most. Deliveries of diesel for heating purposes are probably one important reason for this increase. During the last 12 months the increase in deliveries of auto diesel was 4.4 per cent.
Total deliveries went up
Deliveries of petroleum products totalled 775 million litres in February, a 13.4 per cent increase compared with February last year. For the past 12 months the deliveries came to 9 334 million litres, which were about the same as for the previous 12-monthsperiode.
There were 20 delivery days in February 2003 as in February 2002.