This is an archived release.
Decreased sales of petroleum products
Total sales of petroleum products ended at 4.6 billion litres in the first six months of 2009. This equals a decrease by 1.8 per cent or approximately 84 million litres compared to the fist half of 2008. Most of the petroleum products saw a reduction in sales.
In the first six months of 2009 sales of auto diesel ended at 1.5 billion litres, a decrease by 1.8 per cent or 27.4 million litres. For the same period sales of motor gasoline ended at 842 million litres, a decrease by 7.1 per cent or 64 million litres. Looking at the tow products collectively, reduction in sales of engine fuel equals 91 million litres or about four per cent.
Sales of jet fuel ended at 432 million litres in the first half of 2009, a 1.4 per cent or 7 million litres decrease. Sales of marine gas oil and diesel amount to 18.5 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products and ended at 847 million litres, a decrease by 0.6 per cent. Sales of light heating oils is an exception to the reduced sales so far in 2009. Sales increased by 14.5 per cent and ended at 254 million litres.
Total sales decreased in June
In June sales of petroleum products ended at 836 million litres, a decrease by 2.3 per cent. Sales of motor gasoline saw a reduction of 3.5 per cent and sales amounted to 162 million litres. Auto diesel decreased by 1.6 per cent and ended at 264 million litres.
There where 21 delivery days in June 2009, the same as in June 2008.