This is an archived release.
Lower sales in January
In January this year, total sales of petroleum products ended at 737 million litres; a 6.1 per cent increase compared to January last year. Sales of heating products decreased considerably.
Sales of heating and lighting kerosene and light heating oils amounted to 42 million litres, which is 34 million litres less than January last year and a 44.9 per cent decrease. One litre of light heating oil cost on average NOK 10.45; a 14.8 per cent increase.
Sales of auto diesel amounted to about 39 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products in January and ended at 286 million litres. This equals an increase of 5.6 per cent or 15 million litres. Simultaneously, sales of motor gasoline decreased by 5.7 per cent and ended at 108 million litres; 6.6 million litres less than in January last year. Sales of motor gasoline amounted to 15 per cent of total sales of petroleum products.
Prices rose for motor gasoline and on average cost NOK 14.71 for unleaded 98 octane and NOK 14.36 for unleaded 95 octane; an increase of 7.1 and 7.7 per cent respectably. Simultaneously, the prices for auto diesel in January were on average NOK 13.25; a 4.4 per cent increase.
Sales of marine gas oil and diesel amounted to almost 21 per cent of the total sales of petroleum products in January. Sales ended at 156 million litres; a small increase by 0.3 per cent.
There were 22 delivery days in January this year, and in January 2011 there were 21.
- 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