In Finland E10 petrol had 61 per cent share in 2014
Of the petrol sold in Finland last year 61 per cent was 95 E10 petrol, according to statistics of the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association. Owing to newer cars on the road, E10 petrol has increased its share of petrol sold each year since it was introduced in Finland at the beginning of 2011.In 2011 E10 petrol had a 48 per cent share, in 2012 a 55 per cent share and in 2013 a 58 per cent share. In 2014 the share was 61 per cent.
About two billion litres of petrol were sold in 2014, which is two per cent less than the year before. Consumption of petrol has been declining for a long time, as technical developments increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption in cars, and car taxation favours models that consume less fuel.
Nearly 2.9 billion litres of diesel oil were sold last year, which is 0.3 per cent less than in 2013. Sales of diesel fuel have long been on the increase. The economic recession was reflected in last year's sales, because the most significant area of consumption of diesel oil is for transport for business and industry.
Increased energy efficiency and the economic recession were reflected in the consumption of oil products in Finland in 2014. Nearly eight million tons of oil products were sold. The amount was just over one per cent smaller than in the previous year. In addition to liquid fuels, the figure includes bitumen and lubricants as well as raw materials for the petrochemical industry.
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