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Increased sales and prices in petroleum products
In 2010, total sales of petroleum products ended at 9.9 billion litres, which corresponds to an increase of 5 per cent or 472 million litres compared to 2009. Sales of auto diesel, jet fuel and heating products increased considerably.
Total sales of auto diesel ended at 3.4 billion litres in 2010; approximately 10 per cent more than in the previous year. Sales of auto diesel amounted to 34 per cent of the total sales. In the same period, sales of motor gasoline decreased by 5.4 per cent and sales amounted to 1.6 billion litres. In total, auto diesel and motor gasoline made up over half of the total sales of petroleum products in 2010 and sales of the two products combined increased by 4.6 per cent.
Prices of both diesel and gasoline rose in 2010. The average cost of one litre of diesel was NOK 11.76, which is NOK 1.04 more than in 2009. The prices of gasoline were NOK 12.64 for one litre of unleaded 95 octane and NOK 13.12 for one litre of unleaded 98 octane; an increase of NOK 0.90 and NOK 1.01 respectively.
Sales of jet fuel peaked in 2010 and ended at 975 million litres; an increase of 10 per cent.
In the period from 2003 to 2008 the use of heating products declined by 50 per cent, but from 2009 sales rose. In 2010, the sales of heating products amounted to 639 million litres; 21 per cent or 111 litres more than in 2009. Low temperatures and high prices of electricity contribute to this development. In 2010, one litre of light heating oils on average cost NOK 8.20; NOK 1.00 more than the previous year.
Total sales of petroleum products amounted to 857 million litres in December 2010, which is an increase of 10 per cent compared to December 2009.
Sales of heating products increased by 46 per cent or 32 million litres and sales ended at 102 million litres. Heating products made up almost 12 per cent of the total sales.
Auto diesel sales increased by 16 per cent and amounted to 306 million litres. At the same time, sales of motor gasoline decreased by 5.5 per cent and 130 million litres were sold in December.
There were 23 delivery days in December 2010, compared to 21 in December 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
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