Economy May 14, 2019 | 8:28 am

Petroleum derivatives consumption fell 97.5M gallons in 2018

Propane, leader.

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s consumption of petroleum derivatives was 1.24 billion gallons in 2018, or 97.5 million less, compared to the same period of 2017 when it reached 1.34 billion gallons.

National Statistics Office (ONE) director Alexandra Izquierdo on Monday said that in 2018, 38.55% of the consumption was liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), regular diesel 15.29%, premium and regular gasoline were 12.46% and 11.47%, respectively.

The four categories account for 77.78% of the total fuel consumption in the country.

Premium diesel accounts for 4.18% and fuel oil 8.95%, 13.13% of the total amount consumed during 2018, the official said in a statement.

She added that, according to the type of fuel, the categories that most contributed to the decrease in consumption during 2018 were: regular diesel with -28.56 million gallons, regular gasoline -25.28 million gallons and premium diesel at special price, -20.25 million gallons.

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