Following on from the UK fuel statistics noted in our previous Fuelstop,  the Department of Trade and Industry has released its Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices Publications for the second quarter of 2005.  The following lists several of the key statistics for the second quarter of 2005.

Oil

  • Total indigenous UK production of crude oil and NGLs in second quarter of 2005 decreased by 10.1% compared with the corresponding 2004 quarter.
  • UK remains a net exporter of oil and oil products.  Exports fell by 4.8% and imports rose by 9.9%.

Gas

  • Total indigenous UK production of natural gas was 5.4% lower than the corresponding 2004 quarter.
  • Exports of natural gas this quarter decreased by 26.2% and imports increased by 53.6% compared with the second quarter of 2004.
  • Demand for gas was 1.8% higher than demand in the second quarter of 2004.

Coal

  • Imports of coal in the second quarter of 2005 were 20% higher than in the corresponding 2004 quarter.  This is a new quarterly record level of 10.8 million tonnes.
  • Provisional figures for the second quarter of 2005 show coal production (including an estimate for slurry) 19.7% down on the second quarter of 2004.
  • Demand for coal in the second quarter of 2005 was 3.3% higher than in the second quarter of 2004.

Electricity

  • Fuel used by generators was up 5.4% from the corresponding quarter in 2004.
  • Total electricity supplied by all generators was 7.2% higher (1.4%  up after allowing for calendar differences) than the second quarter of 2004.
  • Final consumption of electricity rose by 8.2%, but only 2.4% after allowing for calendar differences.

Statistics from the Department of Trade and Industry website www.dti.gov.uk

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