Sales of petroleum products

            Updated: 22 November 2021

            Next update: 21 December 2021

            Fuel sale for road traffic, change compared to same month last year
            Fuel sale for road traffic, change compared to same month last year
            October 2020 - October 2021

            Selected tables and figures from this statistics

            Prices on engine fuel, monthly
            Prices on engine fuel, monthly1
            Prices (NOK per litres)Prices (NOK per litres)
            Motor gasoline, leadfree 95 octanDutiable diesel
            October 202117.3716.28
            Change from last month, per cent1.885.10
            Change from same month last year, per cent20.3723.33
            September 202117.0515.49
            August 202117.1515.76
            July 202116.9516.06
            June 202116.2015.21
            May 202116.0115.00
            April 202115.8514.88
            March 202115.5914.58
            February 202115.5714.73
            January 202115.3214.55
            December 202014.4413.56
            November 202013.5612.58
            October 202014.4313.20
            1Prices are average retail prices. Prices including taxes and fees
            Explanation of symbols
            Monthly sales of petroleum products, by purchaser group. Preliminary figures. Million litres
            Monthly sales of petroleum products, by purchaser group. Preliminary figures. Million litres1
            October 2021
            Motor gasolineAuto diesel, free of dutyJet fuelAuto diesel, dutiableMarine gas oil and dieselHeating kerosene and light heating oilsHeavy fuel oils and distillateOther petroleumproduckts
            Petroleum extraction.0.0400..
            Gas stations726.181.0..
            Truck stations01.19.0..
            Other road traffic30.37.0..
            Sea transport and marinas01.0280..
            Net imports0.170.1223
            1The volume of sold motor gasoline and dutiable auto diesel includes biofuels that are blended in
            Explanation of symbols
            Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres
            Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres1 2 3
            Motor gasolineAuto diesel, dutiableAuto diesel, free of dutyMarine gas oil and dieselLight heating oilsHeating and lighting keroseneJet keroseneHeavy distillate and heavy fuel oilLubricant oilsOther petroleum products
            All industries970 8852 842 499919 0531 958 75545 7411 241521 26457 07057 672807 295
            Agriculture, forestry and fishing:54421 37419 802:...::
            Mining and quarrying:2 88038 783:7...567:
            Manufacture2 9553 57736 035:10 938.:10 7454 115:
            Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities:1 0419 658:2 458...76:
            Construction2 00631 306112 333:437...932:
            Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles23 91569 07160 51351 1885 341537..21 0712 348
            Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products57 918315 303385 8261 065 55917 72970448 50622 32128 988456 877
            Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores871 3002 251 01390 478:::.::.
            Railway transport..:.....:.
            Other land transport including postal and courier activities7 421151 923119 0389 0473 391.5 636.1452 579
            Water transport2 12013 35624 761351 851:..::.
            Air transport....::463 558.::
            Warehousing, accommodation, food and beverage service activities:1 0638 2359 9401 136::.517:
            Public administration, defence activities, education, health and social work activities:::1 4071 7680:.50:
            Private consumers....6.....
            1The volume of sold motor gasoline and dutiable auto diesel includes biofuels that are blended in
            2Wholesale fuels and related products also includes sales where buyer is unknown
            3Other products: LPG, NGL, aviation gasoline and bitumen
            Explanation of symbols

            About the statistics

            The statistics present sales of finished refined petroleum products by industry and by county. The statistics do not include petroleum products used as raw materials or petroleum products consumed in the energy-producing industries.

            The number of litres sold is registered in the country of delivery. The purchaser's main area of business (measured by turnover) determines which purchaser group (industry) the sale is registered in. The statistics include deliveries in Norway (incl. Svalbard, Bj?rn?ya and Jan Mayen) and on the Norwegian continental shelf. Deliveries to Norwegian ships and airplanes abroad are not included. Ordinary export is not registered even if the delivery is free on board (FOB) in a Norwegian harbour.

            Deliveries of petroleum products are originally distributed by code for purchaser group. The codes are based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007).

            Name: Sales of petroleum products

            Topic: Energy and manufacturing

            21 December 2021

            425 Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

            County and national level

            Monthly publishing of delivery figures and prices on some selected petroleum products two weeks after the end of the reference month

            Monthly report to the International Eurostat and Energy Agency (IEA).

            The data are stored in Excel files and DAT files.

            The purpose of the statistics is to show deliveries of petroleum products by purchaser group, county and at national level, measured as delivered litres. Furthermore, the statistics compare the delivery figures of the different oil companies (user-financed assignment). In addition prices on some selected petroleum products are published from February 2010.

            Until 1973, the Ministry of Trade collected figures on deliveries of petroleum products from the oil companies. The figures were distributed by county and some purchaser/consumer groups, and were presented in statistical tables once a year. As of 1973, monthly tables were produced in Statistics Norway. This was a result of cooperation between Statistics Norway, the Ministry of Trade, Drivkraft Norge (formerly The Norwegian Petroleum Institute) and the oil companies. Based on experience and changing conditions, the production and content of the statistics have changed several times since 1973.

            The figures are used by oil companies and Drivkraft Norge. In addition, the figures form part of the data used in the production of energy balances in Statistics Norway.

            Not relevant

            The statistics on deliveries of petroleum products form part of the data basis in the energy accounts and energy balance.

            The Statistics Act of the 21th of June 2019 no. 32

            Regulation NO 1099/2008

            The statistics include all the sales of petroleum products to buyers in Norway, based on the succeeding data sources:

            The population consists of large international companies that sell petroleum products in Norway and local oil companies with sales exceeding a certain amount. The latter submit a less detailed report.

            In addition, direct imports by other dealers and any consumers are collected in the statistics on external trade.

            Companies who submit a complete data set submit the data electronically on files. Other companies submit their data in a form. In addition, import and export data from the statistics on external trade are used.

            From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

            The sample consists of large oil companies that submit complete reports and some smaller companies that submit a less detailed report (jet fuel, bitumen and lubricant oils). In addition, the sample includes direct imports by a number of small companies.

            The companies send their data electronically or via forms. The deadline is the 6th workday of every month.

            Total sales for each company are compared with additional information from the company. In addition, the companies check that the complete statistics correspond with their figures. The companies receive tables containing their sales figures, total sales and market shares.

            The statistics are estimated by counting the number of litres sold of each petroleum product from each company, distributed by purchaser group and county.

            From January 2017 the prices were based on average retail prices.

            Not relevant

            The sales figures of individual companies are confidential.

            Figures are available back to 1952.

            Until December 2016, the prices on petroleum products were collected form the consumer price index. From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

            The fact that there are relatively few respondents limits the possibilities for collection and processing errors.

            If a company does not meet the delivery deadline, figures for the corresponding month last year are used. These are corrected as soon as the new figures are delivered.

            Full count

            On the 14th of April 2021 yearly figures for marine gas oils and dutiable auto diesel were corrected for the period 2012-2019. Previously collected sales figures for these products had been too low.

            Monthly sales figures (preliminary statistics) were corrected back to 2020. This correction means that monthly figures for dutiable auto diesel and marine gas oils (and the total) from 2020 onwards are not comparable with periods before 2020.