UK energy production sinks by 12%

Indigenous UK energy production has slumped by 12.7% between June and August compared to the same period in 2012.

Other data published today by the UK Energy department (DECC) shows that:

  • Oil production fell 18.6% on a  year earlier, due to long term decline and maintenance activity.
  • Gas production fell 9.0% on a  year earlier, due to reduction in demand and maintenance activity.
  • Coal provided 36% of electricity generation by major power producers, with gas generating a 30% share.
  • Wind generation by major power producers rose by 10.5% due to increased capacity, with offshore wind up 11.4% and onshore wind up 9.6%.
  • Low-carbon share of electricity generation by major power producers rose by 3%  to 34%.
  • Primary energy consumption fell by 2.8%. On a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 3.0%.
  • Average petrol and diesel prices both fell in October.

Statistics on monthly production and consumption of coal, electricity*, gas, oil and total energy include data for the UK for the period up to the end of August 2013.

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