In 2018

Main fuels released for consumption increased by 1.5% over the previous year

In 2018, the main fuels released for consumption (diesel oil and gasoline) in the Autonomous Region of Madeira stood at 145.2 million litres, increasing by 1.5% compared to 2017. 103.8 million litres of the main fuel – diesel oil - were released for consumption in the reference period, up by 2.9% over the previous year. In the case of the gasolines, the demand for unleaded 95 gasoline dropped by 3.7% while the demand for unleaded 98 increased by 6.4%. The sales of these fuels were 32.4 and 9.0 million litres, respectively.

Concerning gas, the release for consumption of propane and butane in 2018 stood at 15.2 (+21.2% over the previous year) and 5.7 thousand tonnes (down by 7.2%), respectively. 21.3 thousand tonnes of natural gas were released for consumption in the reference year, a 1.8% decrease when compared with 2017.

Taking in consideration the fourth quarter of 2018, the main fuels released for consumption (diesel oil and gasoline) in the Autonomous Region of Madeira totaled 36.7 million litres, increasing by 3.8% compared to the same period of 2017. 26.3 million litres of the main fuel – diesel oil - were released for consumption between October and December 2018, up by 5.5% over the year-ago period. In the case of the gasolines, the demand for unleaded 95 gasoline dropped by 0.6%, while the demand for unleaded 98 increased by 1.9%. The sales of these fuels were 8.2 and 2.2 million litres, respectively.

Concerning gas, the release for consumption of propane and butane stood at 3.2 and 1.3 thousand tonnes, respectively.  6.3 thousand tonnes of natural gas were released for consumption in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Mean prices in 2018 increased

In 2018, the mean maximum selling prices of diesel oil stood at €1.274, up by 9.0 cents over the 2017 mean. In the case of the unleaded 95 gasoline, the increase between 2017 and 2018 reached 5.7 cents. The mean price for the reference year was €1.506.

In the 4th quarter of 2018, the mean price for diesel oil was €1.321, higher than price registered in the corresponding quarter of 2017 (€1.197). If compared to the previous quarter, the price of this type of fuel shows an increase of 3.5 cents.

The mean price for unleaded 95 gasoline was €1.514, up by 5.4 cents compared to the 4th quarter of 2017 and down by 1.1 cents from the previous quarter.

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