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.