This is an archived release.
Slight decrease in deliveries of petroleum products
In the first six months of 2005, the deliveries of petroleum products decreased by 0.6 per cent, compared with the same period in 2004. The largest decrease was recorded in the sale of heating products and motor gasoline. In June the deliveries of petroleum products decreased by 1.7 per cent compared with June in 2004, and came to a total of 846 million litres.
In the first six months of 2005, the total deliveries of petroleum products amounted to 4.5 billion litres in Norway. This is a slight decrease of 26 million litres compared with the same period in 2004. The decrease is mainly due to a large decrease in the sale of heating products. The total sale of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oils was reduced by 113 million litres, to 367 million litres.
In the same period the deliveries of motor gasoline decreased by 3.5 per cent, while the sale of auto diesel increased by 7 per cent. The sale of marine gas oil and diesel, for bunker purposes, increased by 44.3 per cent, to 216 million litres. Heavy fuel oil is also used as bunker oil, and for this purpose, the sale increased by 14.4 per cent, to 145 million litres in the same period.
Decrease in June 2005
For June, the total deliveries of petroleum products decreased by 15 million litres, to 846 million litres, compared with June 2004. This month the sale of motor gasoline showed a reduction of 3 per cent, to 200 million litres, and the sales of auto diesel decreased by 5.3 per cent, to 219 million litres. The deliveries of heating products were also in June very low compared with last year, and the deliveries of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oils decreased by 10.3 and 23.2 per cent, respectively.
There were 22 delivery days in June this year, the same as in June 2004.