Analysis – July 2010
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Domestic sales of refined petroleum products in July 2010 totalled 9.0 million cubic metres, 661.7 thousand cubic metres (+7.9%) higher than July 2009. Sales were up in diesel fuel, motor gasoline, petrochemical feedstocks and asphalt product categories.
Motor gasoline sales totalled 4.0 million cubic metres 210.6 thousand cubic metres (+5.6%) higher than July 2009. Diesel fuel oil sales totalled 2.4 million cubic metres 163.3 thousand cubic metres higher than a year earlier.
Refinery production in July 2010 totalled 10.4 million cubic metres, 503.0 thousand cubic metres (+5.1%) above July 2009.
Deliveries of domestic crude oils to refineries totalled 5.2 million cubic metres, 462.6 thousand cubic metres (+9.8%) above the same month a year earlier. Receipts of domestic crude oils more than offset a 256.0 thousand cubic metre (-5.7%) decrease the delivery of foreign supplies. Crude oil imports represented 44.9% of domestic refinery requirements.
Crude oil and refined petroleum product inventories held by refineries and major distributors closed July 2010 at 11.3 million cubic metres. Petroleum product inventories totaled 8.2 million cubic metres.
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