This is an archived release.
Fewer deliveries of petroleum products
The total deliveries of petroleum products fell by 6.3 per cent in January compared with January 2003, and totalled 761 million litres. Heating products contributed the most to the decrease, but the deliveries of almost all the remaining products declined as well.
For the past 12 months the deliveries came to 9 331 million litres, 1.1 per cent increase compared with the previous 12-month period.
In January the deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene decreased by 22,5 and 27.2 per cent respectively, whereas sale increased by 23.5 and 3.8 per cent respectively during the 12- month period. Heavy fuel oil decreased by 8.9 per cent in January and rose by 17.9 per cent in the past 12-month period.
Auto diesel and motor gasoline
The deliveries of auto diesel came to 172 million litres, a 3.7 per cent decrease compared with January last year. For the past 12 months the deliveries of auto diesel increased by 2.7 per cent.
The deliveries of motor gasoline decreased by 1.4 per cent in January and fell by 1.7 per cent in the past 12-month period.
There were 21 delivery days in January 2004 against 22 in January 2003.