This is an archived release.
Increase in sale of petroleum products
The year started off with an increase in total sales of petroleum products. Sales ended at 778 million litres in January; an increase of 5.8 per cent, or 43 million litres, compared to the same month last year. In terms of per cent, heating products showed the largest increase.
The sales of light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene increased by 26 million litres in January, or about 40 per cent, compared to the same month last year. Looking at the two products separately, the sales of heating and lighting kerosene increased by 70.3 per cent, while light heating oils increased by 35.3 per cent. Total sales of heating products ended at 92 million litres. The increased sales can be seen in connection with the low temperatures in southern Norway in January.
More auto diesel, less motor gasoline
The sales of auto diesel and motor gasoline combined amounted to 384 million litres in January 2010; an increase of 5.7 per cent. Jointly, the two products constituted 49.4 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products in January. While the sales of auto diesel increased by 9.3 per cent compared to January last year, the sales of motor gasoline decreased by 1.2 per cent in the same period. Both the dutiable and non-dutiable part of the auto diesel sale showed an increase, and sales increased by 10.1 and 7.3 respectively compared to January last year.
Jet fuel up by 16.2 per cent
The sales of jet fuel amounted to 78 million litres in January; an increase of 16.2 per cent compared to January last year. According to numbers from Avinor, air traffic increased by 4.2 per cent in the same period.
There were 21 delivery days in January 2010, compared to 22 in January 2009.