Correction of figures for sales of marine gas oils and auto diesel
The figures for sales of marine gas oils and auto diesel have been corrected dating back to 2012. Prior to this, the sales figures obtained by Statistics Norway were too low.
The correction has led to an increase in the figures for sales of marine gas oils and auto diesel from 2012 onwards, while the pre-2012 figures are not affected by the change.
The following statistics are affected by the correction:
- Monthly figures for sales of petroleum products, released on 20 April, preliminary figures for March 2021
- Emissions to air, released on 8 June with preliminary figures for 2020.
- Production and consumption of energy, energy balance and energy account, 2020, as well as energy intensity.
Changes in the levels in the statistics on sales of marine gas oils and auto diesel require an upward adjustment of the level of greenhouse gas emissions from 2012 onwards. The change means that more than 674 million litres of marine gas oils and auto diesel were added to the petroleum statistics for 2019.
A rough calculation shows that this totals just under 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide for 2019. How much of this will end up being included in the total greenhouse gas emissions in Norway for 2019 partly depends on the distribution between fishing and domestic and international shipping. Here you can see the emission factors from different energy sources.
Together with the other sources for the statistics on emissions to air, the effect on the statistics (levels and changes) will not be known until the emission statistics are released on 8 June.