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Fuels

Engine fuel consumption (petrol, diesel, LPG) in Poland in 2008 went up by approximately 5% [2] compared to the previous year. Domestic fuel consumption was mainly boosted by high economic development rate at approximately 5% [2] GDP, which, among other things, stimulated demand for transport services. Moreover, consumption increased together with a dynamically growing number of registered cars.

 

 

 

 

Fuel consumption in Poland in 2007–2008 (thousand tonnes)

  2007 2008 Dynamics
Petrol 4 138 4 138 3,30%
Diesel fuel 9 521 9 521 10,00%
Light heating oil 1 346 1 346 -10,50%
Autogaz 1 810 1 810 -2,00%
TOTAL 16 815 16 815 5,40%

Petrol consumption remained at a similar level as in the previous year, which means that the market has stabilised over the last few years. Petrol consumption was incited by negative LPG consumption dynamics – reported for the first time in its history. In 2008, the same as in previous years, we reported growing diesel consumption domestically. Apart from high GDP, another reason behind increased diesel consumption was the changing car fleet structure in Poland in favour of diesel engine vehicles. In 2008, light heating oil consumption went down by approximately 11%. This was due to a major increase in oil prices and the fact that LHO was no longer attractive as heating oil.

Fuel import to Poland in 2007–2008 (thousand tonnes)

  2007 2008 Dynamics
Petrol 748,7 665,7 -11%
Diesel oil 2 897,40 2 247,80 -22%
Light heating oil 14,3 6,5 -55%
Total 3 660,40 2 920,00 -20%

The total 2008 fuel import to Poland was 20% smaller than in the previous year. A vast majority of engine fuel was imported from Germany, followed by Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Finland. As to light heating oil – 82% of imported product came from Germany and 18% - from Lithuania.

Sources of fuel imports to Poland in 2008

Country Petrol Diesel LHO
Germany 51,90% 44,80% 82,00%
Slovakia 33,80% 10,70% -
Hungary 9,20% 1,70% -
The Czech Republic 3,60% 9,50% -
Russia 1,50% 2,30% -
Belarus - 7,20% -
Lithuania - 6,20% 18,00%
Finlandia - 11,40% -
Great Britain - 5,00% -
Sweden - 1,10% -
Total 100% 100% 100%

Non-fuel products

Main import sources:

  • polyolefin: Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, sporadically: Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Egypt;
  • other petrochemical products: Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Belarus, Finland.

Non-fuel product export markets in 2008 (%)

Non-fuel product export markets in 2008 (%)

[2] Source: The Energy Market Agency; Polish LPG Association.


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