Azerbaijan Increases Sale of Oil Products in Domestic Market
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Aliyev / The State Statistics Committee officials reported that in January - March 2007 approximately 1,187,200 tons of oil products have been sold in the internal market of Azerbaijan. This is an increase of 10.1% compared to the same period of 2006.
Some 164,000 tons of the total volume of oil products fell on petrol, which is up 18.4% from the previous year.
The wholesale price of А-92 gasoline in the internal market (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is AZN 670 and А-95 is AZN 736.
In January to February 2007 Azpetrol reportedly acquired 89,920 tons of petrol for sale, LUKoil 30,800 tons. A total of 149,800 tons of diesel fuel was sold at the domestic market in January - March, or 3.9% less than 2006. The wholesale price of 1 ton of diesel fuel is 485 AZN (VAT inclusive).
According to the State Statistics Committee, Azpetrol acquired 57,970 tons of diesel fuel, LUKoil 14,830 tons. The Caspian Shipping Company purchased 2,900 tons of diesel fuel and 0,300 tons of engine fuel and entire volume of lubricants.
The greatest deals fell to fuel oil. In this period a total of 748,600 tons of fuel oil were sold, which is 21.3% more than 2006. Wholesale price of 1 ton of fuel oil М-40 is AZN 100 (VAT inclusive).
Azerenerji JSC received 731,300 tons of fuel oil. Aviation kerosene sold in the market totaled to 100,000 tons, down 25.9% as compared to last year.
The wholesale price of 1 ton of this fuel (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) was AZN 307.
The sale of petroleum bitumen totaled 17,900 tons with a 34.8% increase from 2006. The wholesale price of 1 ton of bitumen BN 60/90 (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) was AZN 160.