Petroleum sales fall in June

OVERALL PETROLEUM sales for June 2007, according to data released by the Statistical Services, fell by 1.1 per cent from the previous month.
The main causes of the small fall in sales were said to be a large reduction in the provisions to ships (15.3 per cent) as well as a 19.5 per cent drop in heavy crude oil supplies.

According to the released data, there were however increases in the petroleum supplies to airplanes (9.4 per cent), the sales of Asphalt (27.6 per cent) and Gasoil low Sulphur (3.8 per cent).
The stocks at the end of June showed a decrease in three per cent from the previous month.

Significant decreases were noted particularly in the stocks of Aviation Kerosene (36.7 per cent), but with recorded increases in stocks of Benzine (23.3 per cent) and Gasoil Low Sulphur (37.5 per cent).