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Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Domestic sales of refined petroleum productsMay 2005 (preliminary)
Sales of refined petroleum products totaled 8 447 000 cubic metres in May, up 0.3% from May 2004. Sales decreased in four of the seven major product groups. Petrochemical feedstocks posted the biggest year-over-year decline in sales (-19.7% or down 92 600 cubic metres). Diesel fuel oil sales were up 5.5% or 115 900 cubic metres compared with May 2004 and motor gasoline edged up 1.0% or 35 700 cubic metres.
Sales of regular non-leaded gasoline (+0.5%) were unchanged while premium (+7.4%) and mid-grade gasolines (+1.7%) rose from May 2004.
Year-to-date sales of refined petroleum products at the end of May totalled 41 285 300 cubic metres down 0.4% from the same period of 2004. Sales decreased in five of the seven major product groups, with the largest decrease in light fuel oil (-11.6% or -336 100 cubic metres).
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