This is an archived release.
Increase in sales of petroleum products
Total sales of petroleum products amounted to 810 litres in August this year; an increase of 3.8 per cent, or 29.7 million litres, compared to the same month last year.
Sales of motor gasoline ended at 152 million litres in August this year; 6.7 million litres, or 4.2 per cent, less than August 2008
For the same period, sales of auto diesel increased by 4.1 per cent. The total sales amounted to 255 million litres. The dutiable part of the auto diesel sale ended at 196 million litres; an increase of 5.1 per cent.
Motor gasoline and auto diesel combined constituted 50.2 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products in August.
In August this year sales of jet fuel ended at 78 million litres; the same amount as August last year.
Total sales of light heating oils and heating and lighting and kerosene ended at 27 million litres; an increase of about 3.3 million litres, or 13.9 per cent, compared to the same period last year.
Sales of marine gas oil and diesel make up 18.3 per cent of total sales of petroleum products. In August, the sales of these products ended at 148 million litres; a 4.9 per cent increase.
There where 21 delivery days in August 2009, while there were 22 such days in August 2008.