Fuel import in April drops 2%


BANGKOK, 4 June 2013 According to the Department of Energy Business (DOEB), Thailand in April saw a 2 percent decrease in its fuel import, whereas fuel consumption in the benzene group increased. 

DOEB Director-General Veerapol Jirapraditkul has revealed that Thailand imported 980,000 barrels of fuel per day in the month of April, which was a 2 percent drop from March and a 0.8 percent decrease compared to the same month last year. Out of the total units imported into the country each day, up to 910,000 barrels were crude oil.

Mr Veerapol further revealed the statistics on domestic fuel consumption in April, saying Thai motorists used 23 million liters of benzene per day, up 1.9 percent from the previous month and 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

The consumption of benzene 95 and 91 amounted to 1.9 million liters per day, a 2.1 percent increase month-on-month, while the consumption of gasohol stood at 21 million liters per day, a 1.9 percent rise. However, diesel consumption shrank 3.4 percent from March to settle at 59 million liters a day.