This is an archived release.
Fewer deliveries in December
Total deliveries of petroleum products fell by 10.4 per cent in December compared with December 2002, and totalled 752 million litres. The deliveries of almost all products declined.
The deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene decreased by 21.7 and 34.1 per cent respectively. Motor gasoline and auto diesel experienced a decline of 3.8 and 0.6 per cent respectively.
Year 2003: Large increase in heating products
Among the petroleum products, light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene showed the largest increase in deliveries in 2003 compared with 2002. The sales of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene went up by 37.5 and 15.4 per cent respectively.
The deliveries of petroleum products increased by 2.2 per cent, from 9 163 million litres in 2002 to 9 363 million litres in 2003.
There were 21 delivery days in December 2003 against 20 in December 2002.