Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume, 1946-April 2021

Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume, 1946-April 2021

Delivery motor fuels Periods 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 Water transport Fuel oil Total fuel oil (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Fuel oil Low-sulphur fuel oil (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Water transport Fuel oil High-sulphur fuel oil (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Rail transport Heating and other gasoil (PJ) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Diesel Low-sulphur dieseloil (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Diesel High-sulphur dieseloil (million kg) 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 Water transport Fuel oil Total fuel oil (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Fuel oil Low-sulphur fuel oil (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Fuel oil High-sulphur fuel oil (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Rail transport Heating oil and other gasoil (million kg)
Total deliveries 2020 May* 7.7 3.7 4.0 33.9 28.7 5.2 . 490 178 86 92 826 700 126 .
Total deliveries 2020 June* 8.0 3.6 4.4 33.0 27.4 5.6 . 472 185 84 102 806 668 137 .
Total deliveries 2020 July* 8.9 3.9 5.0 34.1 27.3 6.8 . 502 206 91 115 831 665 165 .
Total deliveries 2020 August* 8.2 3.3 4.9 33.9 27.4 6.5 . 438 190 77 113 828 669 159 .
Total deliveries 2020 September* 8.1 3.8 4.3 36.0 27.6 8.4 . 525 188 89 99 878 674 204 .
Total deliveries 2020 October* 9.0 4.1 5.0 33.3 26.4 6.9 . 501 209 94 115 812 643 169 .
Total deliveries 2020 November* 8.6 3.9 4.7 30.9 25.2 5.7 . 480 200 91 109 755 615 140 .
Total deliveries 2020 December* 8.2 3.9 4.3 32.0 27.1 4.8 . 461 189 91 99 779 661 118 .
Total deliveries 2021 January* 8.4 3.8 4.6 32.2 29.1 3.1 . 404 193 88 106 786 711 75 .
Total deliveries 2021 February* 7.9 3.6 4.3 28.0 24.0 4.1 . 426 182 83 99 684 584 99 .
Total deliveries 2021 March* 9.1 4.0 5.1 32.2 28.1 4.2 . 522 211 94 117 786 685 102 .
Total deliveries 2021 April* 8.6 4.0 4.6 32.4 30.2 2.2 . 483 198 92 107 790 738 53 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 May* 0.7 0.7 . 490 16 16 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 June* 0.9 0.9 . 472 20 20 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 July* 0.7 0.7 . 502 15 15 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 August* 0.6 0.6 . 438 14 14 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 September* 0.8 0.8 . 525 19 19 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 October* 0.9 0.9 . 501 20 20 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 November* 0.7 0.7 . 480 16 16 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 December* 0.7 0.7 . 461 16 16 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 January* 0.8 0.8 . 404 18 18 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 February* 0.7 0.7 . 426 16 16 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 March* 0.8 0.8 . 522 18 18 .
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 April* 0.8 0.8 . 483 18 18 .
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 May* 7.0 3.0 4.0 33.9 28.7 5.2 162 69 92 826 700 126
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 June* 7.2 2.8 4.4 33.0 27.4 5.6 166 64 102 806 668 137
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 July* 8.2 3.3 5.0 34.1 27.3 6.8 191 75 115 831 665 165
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 August* 7.6 2.8 4.9 33.9 27.4 6.5 177 64 113 828 669 159
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 September* 7.3 3.0 4.3 36.0 27.6 8.4 169 70 99 878 674 204
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 October* 8.2 3.2 5.0 33.3 26.4 6.9 189 74 115 812 643 169
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 November* 7.9 3.2 4.7 30.9 25.2 5.7 184 75 109 755 615 140
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 December* 7.5 3.2 4.3 32.0 27.1 4.8 173 75 99 779 661 118
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 January* 7.6 3.0 4.6 32.2 29.1 3.1 176 70 106 786 711 75
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 February* 7.2 2.9 4.3 28.0 24.0 4.1 166 66 99 684 584 99
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 March* 8.3 3.3 5.1 32.2 28.1 4.2 193 76 117 786 685 102
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 April* 7.8 3.2 4.6 32.4 30.2 2.2 180 73 107 790 738 53
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:
This table contains definite figures until 2018 and provisional from January 2019.
Since this table is discontinued, the figures will not become definite.

Changes as of 30 July 2021:
None; this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

This table is succeeded by 'Crude and petroleum products balance sheet; supply and consumption'. See section 3.

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.
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.
Fuel oil
Heavy oil for use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers), but also as fuel in industry.
This oil remains after the distillation in the refinery. At room temperature fuel oil is viscous and needs to be heated to make it liquid enough for use in an engine.
Total fuel oil
Total of low-sulphur and high-sulphur fuel oil.
For the period 1955-1961 fishing is included in the deliveries of fuel oil for water transport.
Low-sulphur fuel oil
Fuel oil with a sulphur content of 1 percent or less.
For use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers), but also as fuel in industry.
High-sulphur fuel oil
Fuel oil with a sulphur content of more than 1 percent.
For use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers).
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).
Diesel
Fuel for diesel engines for road transport (cars and goods vehicles), agriculture, construction, rail, defense and services.
Called diesel at the pump station.
Low-sulphur dieseloil
Fuel for diesel engines with less than 0.005 percent sulphur. As of July 2006 the sulphur content is less than 0.001 percent
High-sulphur dieseloil
Fuel for diesel engines containing more than 0.005 percent sulphur.
From 1 January 2005 the sulphur content must be 0.005 percent or less. Therefore this product is not used as fuel in the Netherlands.
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.
Fuel oil
Heavy oil for use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers), but also as fuel in industry.
This oil remains after the distillation in the refinery. At room temperature fuel oil is viscous and needs to be heated to make it liquid enough for use in an engine.
Total fuel oil
Total of low-sulphur and high-sulphur fuel oil.
For the period 1955-1961 fishing is included in the deliveries of fuel oil for water transport.
Low-sulphur fuel oil
Fuel oil with a sulphur content of 1 percent or less.

For use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers), but also as fuel in industry.
High-sulphur fuel oil
Fuel oil with a sulphur content of more than 1 percent.

For use mainly in cross-border shipping (bunkers).
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.