This is an archived release.
Decreased sales of petroleum products in 2009
Total deliveries of petroleum products in Norway came to 9.4 billion litres in 2009; a decrease of 1.2 per cent or 111 million litres compared to 2008.
For the fist time in nine years, sales of auto diesel decreased. Total sales ended at approximately three billion litres in 2009; a decrease of 0.3 per cent or 7.6 million litres. It is the non-dutiable part of auto diesel that contributed to this decrease, with 6.9 per cent or 53 million litres. Total sales of non-dutiable auto diesel ended at 714 million litres. The dutiable part increased by 2 per cent or 45 million litres and ended at 2.3 billion litres. The tendency of decreased sales of motor gasoline over the last years continues. Total sales in 2009 amounted to 1.7 billion litres, 6.3 per cent or 115 litres less than in 2008.
In spite of the authorities’ focus on the environmental consequences of using fossil fuels, sales of light heating oils increased in 2009. Sales amounted to 459 million litres; an increase of 38 million litres or 9 per cent.
Sales of jet fuel decreased from 894 million litres in 2008 to 876 million litres in 2009. At the same time, air traffic decreased by 4.1 per cent.
The sale of marine gas oil and diesel corresponds to 19 per cent of total sales. In 2009, sales ended at 1.8 billion litres; an increase of 47 million litres or 2.7 per cent.
In December 2009, total sales of petroleum products amounted to 775 million litres. This is a small reduction compared to December 2008 of 3 million litres or 0.3 per cent.
Sales of motor gasoline decreased by 11 million litres or 7.2 per cent and resulted in 138 million litres sold. For the same period, sales of auto diesel increased by 8 million litres or 8 per cent, and total sales amounted to 263 million litres.
There were 22 delivery days in December 2009, and 21 in December 2008.