This is an archived release.
More diesel - less gasoline
Total sales of petroleum products came to 807 million litres in July 2007, a marginal increase of 1.5 per cent compared with July last year. The largest increases in sales were in sales of auto diesel and marine gas oil, while the larges decrease was in sales of heavy fuel oil.
Compared with July 2006, the sales of auto diesel increased by 14.1 per cent and ended at 234 million litres. Sales of motor gasoline on the other hand decreased with about 5 per cent. Auto diesel and motor gasoline accounted for 52 per cent of total sales of petroleum products.
Sales of heavy fuel oil decreased by 14.5 per cent, while sales of marine gas oil and diesel increased by 9.2 per cent compared to July 2006.
There were 22 delivery days in July, compared to 21 in July 2006.