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|The supply and disposition of refined petroleum products in Canada
Analysis – January 2005
Refinery production levels decreased 2.6% to 10,740 thousand cubic metres compared to the same month a year earlier. The largest decreases were seen in other products (-146 thousand cubic metres or
The total volume of crude oil and equivalents received by refineries amounted to 9, 343 thousand cubic metres, a decrease of 4.5% when compared to January 2004. This decrease was due to lower receipts of domestic crude (-8.6%) but was offset by an increased in imported crude receipts (+0.2%).
In January, imports of crude and equivalents from United Kingdom accounted for 22% of total imports, followed by Norway at 18% and Algeria at 15%.
Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8,717 thousand cubic metres, up 3.9% from January 2004. This increase was largely due to higher demand for diesel fuel oil (+234 thousand cubic metres or +12.3%), heavy fuel oil (+207 thousand cubic metres or +33.5%).