This is an archived release.
Reduced sales of petroleum products
Total sales of petroleum products decreased by 1.7 per cent in September this year compared with September last year. The largest decrease was seen in sales of motor gasoline and marine gas oil and diesel, while sales of auto diesel and jet fuel increased. Total sales for the first nine months of 2005 are approximately on a par with last year, but there are some internal changes between the products.
In September, total deliveries of petroleum products amounted to 808 million litres in Norway. This is a 14 million litres decrease compared with the same month in 2004. Sales of motor gasoline decreased by 4 million litres, marine gas oil and diesel by 23 million litres and total sales of heating products by 6 million litres. In the same period, deliveries of auto diesel and jet fuel increased by 15 million and 3 million litres respectively.
January to September
Deliveries of petroleum products so far this year have fallen slightly by 0.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2004. Total sales of petroleum products in this period amount to around 7 billion litres. Despite this small change in total deliveries, there have been some rather large internal changes between the products. Sales of motor gasoline have decreased by 54 million litres (3.2 per cent), while sales of auto diesel have increased by 123 million litres (7.4 per cent). Deliveries of heating products and marine gas oil and diesel for marine purposes have increased by 138 million litres, while total sales of heating products have decreased by 141 million litres.
There were 22 delivery days in September this year, the same as in September 2004.