Q2 2018 in short
Good profitability after a strong second quarter. Strong demand and rising oil prices contributed to a strong result and increased sales during the first six months of 2018.The refining margin has been strengthened gradually during the year. Margin for the second quarter of 2018 was $ 4.65 / barrel, compared with 3.94 for the first quarter. The accumulated margin for the first six months was $ 4.30 / barrel, a decrease compared to the unusually strong margins in the same period 2017 (5.23 USD / barrel). Market prices for diesel have strengthened margins compared with 2017, while the margins of gasoline and heavy oil have been comparatively weaker.