This is an archived release.
Increased sales of petroleum products
Total deliveries of petroleum products in Norway came to 9.7 billion litres in 2006, an increase of 3.9 per cent or 400 million litres compared with 2005.
Compared with 2005, sales of auto diesel increased by 9 per cent in 2006, while sales of motor gasoline increased by 3.9 per cent. This means that the trend in recent years continues. Total sales of motor gasoline amounted to 2.1 billion litres in 2006, while total sales of auto diesel came to 2.7 billion litres.
Light heating oils increased by 9 per cent, while heating and lighting kerosene remained stable from 2005. Total sales of jet fuel came to 893 million litres in 2006, an increase of 9.8 per cent.
Total sales in December 2006 came to 728 million litres, a decrease of 6.2 per cent compared with December 2005. All petroleum products experienced a decrease in this period, with the exception of auto diesel and heavy fuel oil. This decrease can be explained by the number of delivery days. The number of delivery days in December 2005 was 21, compared with 19 in 2006.