This is an archived release.
Deliveries of petroleum products down
Total deliveries of petroleum products decreased by 1.6 per cent and totalled 4 581 million litres in the first six months of 2004 compared with the same period last year. Sales of heating products contributed the most to this decrease.
Deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene declined by 23.1 and 16.7 per cent to 413 and 81 million litres respectively in the first six months of 2004.
Increased sales of fuel
Motor gasoline and auto diesel came to about 47 per cent of total deliveries for the first six-month period and showed 0.4 and 5.1 per cent growth respectively. The deliveries of motor gasoline came to 206 million litres in June, a 2.6 per cent increase compared with June last year. The deliveries of auto diesel came to 208 million litres, a 12.8 per cent increase compared with June 2003.
Past twelve-month period
Total deliveries of petroleum products for the past twelve months amounted to 9 308 million litres, 1.8 per cent lower than in the previous twelve-month period. Deliveries of motor gasoline decreased by 0.4 per cent while auto diesel rose by 4.0 per cent. Deliveries of light heating oil and heating and lighting kerosene declined by 13.5 and 8.4 per cent respectively. Deliveries of marine gas oil and jet fuel showed a decline as well.
There were 22 delivery days in June 2004 against 20 in June 2003.