Fuel Use

The figure shows the development of the use of oil that is sold in Iceland from 1982. The usage is divided into seven main categories: cars, aviation, domestic vessels, foreign fishing vessels, other ocean vessels, equipment, industry and other. The numbers include domestic use as well as that for international transport. Since 1982, the increase in oil consumption has been 1.36% per year. About 87% of the oil consumption in 2008 was by transportation and fishing. Of the total oil consumption, which in 2008 was 701 kilotons, domestic consumption was 551 kilotons and international transport was 151 kilotons*. Most of the oil categorised as other in the figure was used for heating.


 *The extra kiloton is not a typo but a round off error.