Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume

Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume

Delivery motor fuels Periods Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super Unleaded 98 (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Natural gas (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Heating and other gasoil Total heating and other gasoil (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to inland water transport (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to sea transport (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to water transport traders (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Air transport Aviation gasoline (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Air transport Gasoline type jet fuel (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Rail transport Heating and other gasoil (PJ) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super unleaded 98 (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Natural gas (million m3) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Heating and other gasoil Total heating and other gasoil (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to inland water transport (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to sea transport (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to water transport traders (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Air transport Aviation gasoline (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Air transport Gasoline type jet fuel (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Rail transport Heating oil and other gasoil (million kg) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Super unleaded 98 (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (million litres)
Deliveries for final consumption 2019 augustus* 14.3 14.1 0.2 . 0.9 0.9 0.0 . 339 334 5 . 21 21 0 . 452 446 6
Deliveries for final consumption 2019 september* 14.6 14.4 0.2 . 0.9 0.9 0.0 . 347 342 5 . 21 21 0 . 462 456 6
Deliveries for final consumption 2019 oktober* 16.1 15.7 0.3 . 1.1 1.1 0.0 . 381 373 8 . 26 26 0 . 508 497 11
Deliveries for final consumption 2019 november* 15.6 15.3 0.3 . 0.7 0.7 0.0 . 370 362 8 . 17 17 0 . 493 483 10
Deliveries for final consumption 2019 december* 15.8 15.4 0.3 . 0.8 0.8 0.0 . 374 366 8 . 20 20 0 . 499 488 11
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 januari* 15.3 14.9 0.4 . 0.8 0.8 0.0 . 362 353 9 . 18 18 0 . 483 471 12
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 februari* 14.3 14.0 0.3 . 0.6 0.6 0.0 . 339 331 8 . 15 15 0 . 452 441 11
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 maart* 12.1 11.8 0.3 . 0.9 0.9 0.0 . 288 280 8 . 21 21 0 . 384 373 10
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 april* 9.0 8.7 0.3 . 0.7 0.7 0.0 . 214 207 7 . 16 16 0 . 285 276 10
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 mei* 12.2 11.8 0.4 . 0.7 0.7 0.0 . 289 280 10 . 16 16 0 . 386 373 13
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 juni* 13.0 12.6 0.4 . 0.9 0.9 0.0 . 308 297 10 . 20 20 0 . 410 397 14
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 juli* 14.2 13.8 0.5 . 0.7 0.7 0.0 . 338 326 12 . 15 15 0 . 450 435 15
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides information on deliveries of motor fuels for transport and other customers in the Netherlands. Deliveries are either for consumption in the Netherlands and international road transport, which is called final consumption, or for international sea and air transport, which is traditionally called bunkering.

The table gives figure for all modes of transport and Agricultural and mobile equipment. Figures for relevant motor fuels are given by transport category. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel. Biofuels are products produced from agricultural crops.

Deliveries of motor fuels are expressed by energy (petajoules) and physical units (million kg or million kWh). Deliveries for road transport are also published in volume (million litres). This table includes figures (in petajoules) on total transport, total road transport, total water transport, total air transport and total rail transport. This is not possible for physical units, due to different units (e.g. kg and kWh) are not countable.

Since 2013, low-duty red diesel no longer sold. The customers of these red diesel, such as construction and agriculture, have since been obliged to fill the high-duty diesel also consumed by road transport. Until August 2016 was a month made a model-based estimate of the share of road transport in the use of diesel. This model-based estimation is no longer considered responsible for determining monthly figures. The difference in consumption of diesel between road transport and other consumers in the tables by month is therefore lapsed. On an annual basis, the difference in consumption of diesel between road transport and other consumers will be published in the following table: 'Energy balance sheet; supply and consumption, sector'.

Data available from:
From 1946.

Status of the figures:
All figures from 1946 to December 2017 are definite.
Figures from January 2018 onwards are provisional.

Changes as of 29 September 2020:
Provisional figures of July 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures: in the third month after the month under review.
Definite figures: not later than in the following December.

Description topics

Motor fuels in petajoule
Amounts of substances, expressed in petajoules, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods, mobile- and none mobile equipment, including motor gasoline, transport diesel, kerosene, natural gas, electricity and fuel oil. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel.
A joule is a unit of energy equivalent to 0.24 calories. A Petajoule (PJ) equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 15) and is equivalent to 31.6 million cubic metres of natural gas or 278 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Road transport and other consumers
All passenger and freight transport on public road by car, auto bus, goods vehicle, motorcycle, moped, etc. Includes transport on own premises and consumption of mobile equipment, such as tractors and mobile machinery for construction (which typically do not operate on public roads).
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super Unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Natural gas
Fuel for vehicles produced from natural gas or biogas or upgraded to natural gas quality. The natural gas is compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) for use in vehicles.

The volumes published here are estimates based on the number of vehicles running on natural gas and the average energy consumption per type of vehicle (mainly cars, vans, HGVs and buses).
Water transport
All passenger and freight water transport, like inland water and sea water transport. Excludes fishing.
For the period 1955-1960 fishing is included in the deliveries of gasoil to water transport.
Heating and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Total heating and other gasoil
Total of deliveries for use in inland water transport, sea transport and water transport traders.
Deliveries to inland water transport
Deliveries of heating and other gasoil to all types of inland water transport ships, including deliveries for inland fishing and recreational transport. From 1956 to 1960 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to water transport traders. From 1961 to 1981 this is the case for an unknown part. From 1955 to 1978 all deliveries to bunkers for gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to bunkers for water transport traders. From 1979 onwards this is the case for an unknown part.
Deliveries to sea transport
Deliveries of gasoil to all types of sea transport ships.

Up to 1961 the figures for domestic consumption and deliveries to sea fishing and piloting are included in international transport.
Deliveries to water transport traders
Deliveries of heating and other gasoil to water transport traders. Up to 1990 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport and fishing are included in deliveries to water transport traders.
Air transport
All passenger air and freight air transport.
Aviation gasoline
Fuel for aircraft with a piston engine. These are often light aircraft with a propeller.
Gasoline type jet fuel
Fuel for aircraft with a jet engine. It is a blend of lighter motor gasoline, heavier kerosene and sometimes naphtha. From 1988 onwards it is no longer delivered to final consumers.
Rail transport
All passenger and freight transport by rail, like train, tram and metro. Excludes transport on own premises.
Trolley buses are included in road transport.
Heating and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Motor fuels physical units
Amounts of substances, expressed in million kg or million m3, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods and mobile- and none mobile equipment, including motor gasoline, diesel, kerosene, natural gas, electricity and fuel oil. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel. Biofuels are products produced from agricultural crops.
Road transport and other consumers
All passenger and freight transport on public roads by car, auto bus, goods vehicle, motorcycle, moped, etc. Includes transport on own premises and consumption of mobile equipment, such as tractors and mobile machinery for construction (which typically do not operate on public roads).
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Natural gas
Fuel for vehicles produced from natural gas or biogas or upgraded to natural gas quality. The natural gas is compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) for use in vehicles.

The volumes published here are estimates based on the number of vehicles running on natural gas and the average energy consumption per type of vehicle (mainly cars, vans, HGVs and buses).
Water transport
All passenger and freight water transport, like inland water and sea water transport. Excludes fishing.
For the period 1955-1960 fishing is included in the deliveries of gasoil to water transport.
Heating and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Total heating and other gasoil
Total of deliveries for use in inland water transport, sea transport and water transport traders. For the period 1955-1960 fishing is included in the deliveries of gasoil to water transport.
Deliveries to inland water transport
Deliveries of heating and other gasoil to all types of inland water transport ships, including deliveries for inland fishing and recreational transport. From 1956 to 1960 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to water transport traders. From 1961 to 1981 this is the case for an unknown part. From 1955 to 1978 all deliveries to bunkers for gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to bunkers for water transport traders. From 1979 onwards this is the case for an unknown part.
Deliveries to sea transport
Deliveries of gasoil to all types of sea transport ships.

Up to 1961 the figures for domestic consumption and deliveries to sea fishing and piloting are included in international transport.
Deliveries to water transport traders
Deliveries of gasoil to water transport traders. Up to 1990 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport and fishing are included.
Air transport
All passenger air and freight air transport.
Aviation gasoline
Fuel for aircraft with a piston engine. These are often light aircraft with a propeller.
Gasoline type jet fuel
Fuel for aircraft with a jet engine. It is a blend of lighter motor gasoline, heavier kerosene and sometimes naphtha. From 1988 onwards it is no longer delivered to final consumers.
Rail transport
All passenger and freight transport by rail, like train, tram and metro. Excludes transport on own premises.
Trolley buses are included in road transport.
Heating oil and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines, diesel trains and other diesel engines, such those as used in agriculture and construction. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Motor fuels volume
Amounts of substances, expressed in million litres, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods, including automotive LPG, motor gasoline and diesel. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel.
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.