This is an archived release.
Decreased sales of petroleum products
The year started off with a decrease in total sales of petroleum products. Sales ended at 684 million litres in January. This equals a decrease by 6.6 per cent, or 49 million litres, compared to January 2008.
Total sales of gasoline and diesel ended at 366 million litres: This is 2.5 per cent, or nine million litres, less then January 2008. Sales of gasoline decreased by 10.2 per cent, or 14.3 million litres, and ended at 126 million litres.
For the same period, sales of diesel ended at 240 million litres - an increase of 2.2 per cent or 5.1 million litres. In January sales of gasoline and diesel amounted to 53.5 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products.
Sales of light heating oils increased by 31.3 per cent, and ended at 61 million litres. Heating and lighting kerosene decreased by 2.3 per cent, and ended at 8 million litres.
Total sales of marine gas oil and diesel came to 131 million litres in January. This is 5.3 per cent more than the same period last year.
There were 21 delivery days in January 2009. In January last year there were 22.