Energy Statistics for the 3rd Quarter 2009

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the consumption of Electricity in the third quarter of 2009 reached 1.10 billion kWh upon rising demand during the Summer heat, up by 24.1% quarter-to-quarter and 7.8% year-on-year. The available supply of Electricity went up by 27.8% over the previous quarter, with the imports of Electricity surging substantially by 82.4% to 847 million kWh to account for 72.4% of the available supply. However, local generation of Electricity decreased by 27.6% quarter-to-quarter to 339 million kWh. In the third quarter of 2009, imports of Gasoline rose by 11.8% over the preceding
quarter to 18.86 million litres; the average price of Gasoline imports rose by 10.3% and the respective consumption increased by 9.9% to 18.65 million litres. Imports of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) totalled 7,973 tonnes, down by 7.1%
quarter-to-quarter; the average price of LPG imports went up by 8.6% and the respective consumption decreased by 10.7% to 8,355 tonnes. On account of higher prices of imports, the average selling price of Bottled LPG and Centralized LPG went up by 11.6% and 10.4% respectively from the previous quarter, when that of other fuels rose slightly between 0.9% and 1.3%. Compared with the third quarter of 2008, the average price of all type of fuels registered two-digit decreases. At the end of the third quarter, stock of LPG was 2,214 tonnes, down by 14.5%
quarter-to-quarter, while stock of Gasoline increased by 21.7% to 2.67 million litres.

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