This is an archived release.
Fewer deliveries of heating products
The total deliveries of heating products fell by 37.1 per cent, to 80 million litres in January 2005, compared with January 2004. The sale of motor gasoline decreased by 8.6 per cent, while the sale of auto diesel increased by 3.6 per cent.
The total deliveries of petroleum products in Norway came to 705 million litres this month, a 6.9 per cent decrease from January 2004.
In January the deliveries of lighting kerosene and light heating oil decreased by 37.2 and 37.1 per cent respectively. This decrease is mainly due to reduced sale for heating purposes to private and public customers, and can partly be explained by relatively high temperatures, and relatively low electricity prices this winter.
Compared with January 2004, the total sale of motor gasoline decreased by 8.6 per cent, and amounted to 152 million litres. The sale of dutiable auto diesel increased by 3.6 per cent, and came to a total sale of 127 million litres.
There were 21 delivery days in January, the same as in January 2004.