Georgia reduces fuel imports
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 25 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Fuel imports in Georgia have reached 162,262 tons in January-March, which is 4,200 tons, or 2.6 percent less than in 2011.
According to the Union of Petroleum Products Importers, however, this figure is 27,000 tons, or 17 percent more than during the same period in 2010. In the first quarter, gasoline imports decreased, while diesel imports increased, compared to the same period last year.
As the Union of Petroleum Products Importers reported, fuel prices reached a maximum. In January-March, the average price per liter exceeded the average price for January-March 2010.
"This period is characterized by the relatively lower consumption of oil products, as it coincides with the winter period. Statistics for the spring and summer will be interesting, as those periods are characterized by high oil product consumption. In this period, agricultural and infrastructural work begins, transit traffic enters the active phase, and vacations and the tourism season start," the union said.
According to the report, vehicles have moved from gasoline to gas in the past two years, as it costs less.
Nevertheless, the union reported, the gasoline demand remains high.