Petrol consumption up 1.4% in '05

End-use consumption of all petroleum products was unchanged in 2005, following a 3.9% drop between 2003 and 2004.

By DANIEL KENNEMER
May 2, 2006 08:04

Israelis consumed the equivalent of nearly 2.2 million tons of crude oil in the form of petrol in 2005, about 1.4 percent more than in the previous year, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Sunday noting that the price of 95-octane gas was 9.8% above its 2004 level last year. End-use consumption of all petroleum products was unchanged in 2005, following a 3.9% drop between 2003 and 2004. While electricity consumption in the economy as a whole rose 2.4% in 2005, private households cut electricity use by 1%, the bureau said. The equivalent of more than 13.1 million tons of crude oil was consumed in all forms of end-use energy inputs in 2005, up 0.8% from the previous year.


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