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|The supply and disposition of refined petroleum products in Canada
Analysis – March 2005
Refinery production levels decreased 0.5% to 10,703.0 thousand cubic metres compared to the same month a year earlier. The largest decreases were seen in motor gasoline (-192.1 thousand cubic metres or
The total volume of crude oil and equivalents received by refineries amounted to 9,198.8 thousand cubic metres, a decrease of 4.1% when compared to March 2004. This decrease was due to lower receipts of imported crude (-8.8%) but was offset by an increase in domestic crude receipts (+0.4%). Year-to-date refinery receipts totalled 27,746.6 thousand cubic metres, down 2.0% from the same period a year earlier.
In March, imports of crude and equivalents from Norway accounted for 35% of total imports, followed by United Kingdom at 19% and Algeria at 16%. Year-to-date imports are up 1.5%.
Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8,641.7 thousand cubic metres, down 0.2% from March 2004. The decrease was largely due to lower demand for aviation turbo - kerosene type (-79.3 thousand cubic metres or