Oil bitumen sale up on Azerbaijani domestic market in Jan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 20 / Trend /
The State Statistics Committee reported that approximately 354,000 tons of oil products were sold to the internal market of Azerbaijan in January 2009, which is by 19.9 percent less compared to the same period in 2008.
Some 70,600 tons of the total volume of oil products was petrol, which is an increase of 33.6 percent from the same period in 2008. The wholesale price for one ton of А-92 gasoline in the internal market (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 670 manats and А-95 - 736 manats. Azpetrol received 37,700 tons of gasoline and LUKoil - 12,000 tons.
In January 2009, 50,600 tons of diesel fuel was sold to the domestic market, which is by 18.4 percent less compared to January 2008. The wholesale cost of 1 ton of diesel fuel (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 485 manats. Azpetrol received 17,700 tons of diesel fuel and LUKoil - roughly 8,000 tons, the state committee reported. The Azerbaijani State Caspian Sea Shipping Company purchased 2,000 tons of diesel fuel.
Most of all, fuel oil was sold on the domestic market. In January 2008, 123,100 tons of fuel oil was sold to the domestic market, which is 40.1 percent less than the figure in 2008. The wholesale price of 1 ton of М-40 fuel oil in Azerbaijan is 100 manats (including delivery and VAT). Azerenerji JSC received 95,500 tons of fuel oil and the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery Plant 24,400 tons for further refinery.
A total of 25,600 tons of aviation kerosene was sold in this period, 37.6 percent less than in 2008. The price of aviation kerosene is 307 manats per ton (including delivery and VAT).
The sale of petroleum bitumen totaled 11,000 tons, an increase of 2.7 times from 2008. The wholesale price of 1 ton of bitumen BN 60/90 (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 160 manats.
In January 2009, some 10,000 tons of butane-propane gas (LPG) was sold, 4.9 percent more compared to 2008.
The other more than 62,400 tons of oil products were also sold, less by 5.9 percent than in January 2008.