New UK energy production statistics published by DECC

DECC logoThe latest  energy statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have been published today.

Highlights for the three month period September to November 2013, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

  • Primary energy consumption in the UK fell by 3% – but was up 1.4% on a temperature adjusted basis.
  • Indigenous energy production rose by 1.8%
  • Crude oil & NGL production up 8.5% following maintenance activity in the same period a year earlier.
  • Gas production was down 0.4%.
  • Coal production was down 33.8% due to mine closures and geological conditions.
  • But coal provided 40.4% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas’s share at 26% and nuclear at 21.1%.
  • Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 29.3%, with offshore wind up 35.5% and onshore wind up 23.9%.
  • Bioenergy generation up 18.6% mainly due to the partial conversion to biomass of Drax.
  • Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 4 percentage points to 33.8%.
  • Average petrol and diesel prices both fell in January 2014.
  • Domestic gas and electricity prices were up by 7% and 6% respectively in December 2013 reflecting the price increases from four of the Big Six Suppliers.

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