04 February 2013 23:31 [Source: ICIS news]
CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Petrobras increased its sales of oil products in 2012 by 7% year on year from 2.1m bbl/day to 2.2m bbl/day, Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Monday.
According to the company, it sold 570,000 bbl/day of gasoline in 2012, an increase from the previous year.
"The sales of gasoline increased 17% because of the impressive growth of the car flex fuel fleet and the reduction of the ethanol blend in gasoline [from 25% to 20%]", the company said in a statement.
Domestic sales of diesel rose 6% year on year from 880,000 bbl/day to 937,000bbl/day, Petrobras said.
Sales of diesel increased mainly because of the expanding of the retail sector and the consumption of thermelectric plants in north region of Brazil, it said.
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