This is an archived release.
Decreased sales of petroleum products
In April, total sales of petroleum products ended at 696 million litres. This is a decrease of 1.8 per cent or 13 million litres compared to April last year. Almost all of the different petroleum products decreased with the exception of sales of auto diesel.
Sales of auto diesel ended at 246 million litres; an increase of 8.9 per cent or 20 million litres compared to April 2009. Sales of auto diesel amounted to about 35 per cent of total sales of petroleum products. In April, sales of motor gasoline decreased by 9.7 per cent. Sales ended at 128 million litres; 14 million litres less than in April last year. For both auto diesel and motor gasoline the prices have increased. Compared to April 2009, prices of motor gasoline grew by 14.4 per cent, and prices of auto diesel grew by 12.9 per cent.
Sales of jet fuel ended at 57 million litres in April this year, which is a reduction of 10.5 per cent compared to April 2009. At the same time, sales of Marine gas oil and diesel ended at 136 million litres; 11 million litres less than in April last year. After some cold months followed by high sales of light heating oils, there was a decrease of 4 per cent in April. Total sales ended at 30 million litres.
There were 19 delivery days in April, the same as in April 2009.
- Table 1 Deliveries of petroleum products. Million litres. Preliminary figures
- Table 2 Prices on heating oils and engine fuel. NOK per litres
- Table 3 Deliveries of petroleum products, by group of purchasers. Million litres. Preliminary figures
- Table 4 Deliveries of petroleum products, by county. Million litres. Preliminary figures