This is an archived release.
Decrease in sales of petroleum products
Total sales of petroleum products came to 714 million litres in April 2007, a decrease of 3.0 per cent compared with April last year. The largest decrease was seen in sales of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oils, while the largest increase was in sales of auto diesel
Compared with April 2006, the sales of auto diesel increased by 13.1 percent and ended at 216 million litres. Sales of motor gasoline on the other hand decreased with 3.5 per cent. Auto diesel and motor gasoline accounted for 53 per cent of total sales of petroleum products.
Sales of light heating oil and heavy fuel oil decreased in April compared to the same month in 2006. Sales of light heating oil decreased by 26.6 per cent, while sales of heavy fuel oil decreased by 24.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Sales of marine gas oil and diesel decreased by 7.8 per cent compared to April 2006.
There were 20 delivery days in February, the same as in February 2006.