The consumption of automotive fuels increased 2.8% in November compared to the same month of 2017, to 2.34 million tons, with increases in both gasoline, from 6.8% to 0.4 million, and in gas oils, from 2.1% to 1.93 million.
In the first eleven months of 2018 the consumption of automotive fuels was almost 26.3 million tons, 2.5% more than in that period of the previous year, reported today the Corporation of Strategic Reserves of Petroleum Products (Cores) ).
In the cumulative from January to November, the advance of gasoline was 4.6%, with 4.66 million tons, while that of gas oils was 2.1%, with 21.64 million.
Along with gasolines and gas oils, in November the consumption of other petroleum products also increased, as the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) increased by 92.4% to 0.25 million; from kerosene, 6.9% to 0.49 million, and the fuel oil market, 2.3%, to 0.73 million.
As for natural gas, its consumption fell again in November with respect to the same month of 2017 and stood at 33,947 gigawatt hours (GWh), 5.6% less.
Gas consumption for electricity generation fell in November, as in the previous five months, specifically 29.1%; while conventional consumption increased 3.3% and liquefied natural gas (LNG) direct consumption rose 8.6%.
The conventional consumption of natural gas exceeded this increase by 25,925 GWh and marked the record for a month of November since data are available (2004).
The accumulated decrease of the first eleven months of the year in the consumption of natural gas was 0.2%.