This is an archived release.
Deliveries of petroleum products increased
Deliveries of petroleum products totalled 797 million litres in September, 7.4 per cent more than in September last year. Heating products contributed the most to the increase. Deliveries of motor gasoline and auto diesel also showed increases.
Deliveries of light heating oils, heating and lighting kerosene and heavy fuel oil increased strongly compared with September last year. Deliveries of light heating oils came to 52 million litres in September this year, a 51.5 per cent increase from September 2002. The heating and lighting kerosene increased by 51.1 per cent. The sale of heavy fuel oil increased by 44.5 per cent, but deliveries of heavy fuel oil to ships in ocean transport declined in such a way that inland deliveries of heavy fuel oil increased by 129.3 per cent.
Motor gasoline and auto diesel
Deliveries of motor gasoline came to 192 million litres in September this year, a 4.3 per cent increase from September 2002. Deliveries of auto diesel went up 10.1 per cent compared with September, to 187 million litres. Both dutiable and tax-free diesel showed increases.
Past 12 months
For the past 12 months deliveries of petroleum products totalled 9,518 million litres, a 5.1 per cent increase compared with the previous 12-month period.
There were 22 delivery days in September 2003 against 21 in September 2002.