UK PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION FELL 3.5 PERCENT IN SECOND QUARTER

UK PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION FELL 3.5 PERCENT IN SECOND QUARTER

U.K. consumption of petroleum for energy use from April to June fell by 5.2 percent to 17.8 million metric tons compared with the same period a year earlier, the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry reported in the latest issue of "Advance Energy Statistics."

Including non-energy uses, international maritime bunkers and refinery

fuels and losses, petroleum consumption dropped by 3.5 percent from the 1994 second quarter to 19.99 million metric tons.Product deliveries for energy use dropped by 4.1 percent to 14.92 million metric tons. Total gasoline deliveries dropped by 4.8 percent to 5.46 million metric tons, while unleaded gasoline deliveries rose by 3.7 percent to 3.38 million.

Deliveries of Diesel Engine Road Vehicle Fuel rose by 5.4 percent to 3.32 million metric tons.

Fuel oil deliveries dropped by 33.4 percent to 1.35 million metric tons, mainly due to decreased use of fuel oil for electricity generation.

Petroleum production was down by 3 percent to 33 million metric tons, due to a higher level of planned maintenance at North Sea installations in June 1995 than a year before.

Natural-gas production was up by 11.6 percent from the year before at 14.8 million metric tons of oil equivalent.