This is an archived release.
More diesel - less gasoline
Total sales of petroleum products came to a total of 4.7 billion litres in the fist six months 2007, a small decrease by 1.2 per cent compared with the same period last year. The sales of auto diesel continue to rise, while the sales of motor gasoline follow an opposite trend.
Since 2004, the sales of motor gasoline have decreased while the sales of auto diesel have increased. This continues though out the fist half of 2007. Compared to the fist half of 2006, there was a decrease in the sales of motor gasoline by 4.1 per cent or 41 million litres. Total sales of auto diesel ended at 1.4 billion litres in the fist six months of 2007, an increased by 132 million litres, or 10.3 per cent, compared with the same period in 2006. By the beginning of June, three out of four new cars that where sold in Norway where equipped with diesel engines.
Compared with the first half of 2006, sales of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oils decreased by 26.6 and 15.9 per cent respectively..
Small decrease in sales in June
In June 2007, 874 million litres of petroleum products were sold. This is a small decrease by 1.1 percent compared to June 2006. Sales of diesel increased by 13.3 per cent this period, while sales of motor gasoline saw a decrease by 5 per cent.
There were 21 delivery days in June, the same as in June 2006.