This is an archived release.
Increased sales of petroleum products
In February 2010, total sales of petroleum products ended at 786 million litres. This equals an increase of 5.4 per cent compared to February last year. Sales of auto diesel increased and were more than twice as much as sales of motor gasoline.
In February, the total sales of auto diesel ended at 259 million litres; 10 per cent or 24 million litres more than in February 2009. Sales of auto diesel make up one third of the total sales of petroleum products. In the same month, sales of motor gasoline decreased by 7.2 per cent or 9 million litres, and ended at 118 million litres. The price developments for the two products over the last year shows the prices for motor gasoline raised almost twice as much as the price for auto diesel.
A cold winter and high electricity prices can be seen as contributing factors to the increase in the sales of heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene in February this year compared to the same month last year. The sales of heating oil increased by 23 per cent or 14 million litres, and ended at 77 million litres. Sales of heating and lighting kerosene ended at 10 million litres; a 2.9 per cent increase.
There were 20 delivery days in February 2010, the same as in February 2009.
- Table 1 Deliveries of petroleum products. Million litres. Preliminary figures
- Table 2 Deliveries of petroleum products, by group of purchasers. Million litres. Preliminary figures
- Table 3 Deliveries of petroleum products, by county. Million litres. Preliminary figures
- Table 4 Prices on heating oils and engine fuel. NOK per litres