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  • The figures on our datasheet are UK averages for the whole month of June, so depending on date, locality and any special offers or price wars, are liable to differ from any particular petrol station. Recently, we have seen a very volatile crude oil market and the continuing effect of the economic s...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • This Energy Insight explores the following electricity trends:• UK electricity use, overall and by sector (DSS33)• UK power stations, installed capacity by fuel type (DSS36)• Large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) schemes in the UK (DSS36b)The UK electricity industry has been completely transform...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • UK refining capacity grew rapidly from the 1950s until it peaked in the mid-1970s, with a maximum of 23 refineries in operation. Through the 1980s, as the price of crude oil fell by about half, nearly 40 percent of UK refining capacity was closed. The capacity level then remained approximately stati...

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  • OPEC productionOPEC decreased oil production several times between 1980 and 1986 to maintain a higher oil price. By 1981 OPEC production had been overtaken by non-OPEC countries. In June 1985 OPEC output fell to a 20-year low with a share of 29% of the world total. This was partially driven by incre...

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  • Is it possible that one of the poorest areas of the world could become one of the wealthiest?There is reported to be a potential total resource of 30 Bbbl of oil offshore Somalia and the Somali federal government has just announced their first offshore licensing round for 15 blocks. Ref: CIA Wo...

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  • From 1950 to 1972 the Saudi Arabian official selling price for crude oil was always below $3 a barrel, a level that did not change when OPEC was formed in 1960.  Following the first oil crisis of 1973, the state oil companies lost the ability to impose official selling  prices. Since then ...

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  • The price of Brent crude closely mirrors those of the OPEC crudes (see DSS13 OPEC prices). Geopolitical, economic, and natural events influence both. The increase in price between 1998 and 2008 was partly due to the increase in demand, especially the BRIC countries of Brasil, India and China, a...

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  • For information on methane emissions related to oil and gas, see Energy Insight - Methane Emissions reduction – Part 1 – Oil and gas Why is methane a problem?Methane (CH4) is the third most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere (after water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2)). Any methane emit...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • PricesThis Energy insight lists the average monthly UK retail prices for road fuel from 1902 to 2011, and also gives information about the changes in the grades of petrol and diesel.In 1902 a gallon of petrol cost 9d (=3.7p).  In 2011 a litre of unleaded petrol cost 133.6p (= 607.5p per gallon)...

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  • As the UK moves towards a low carbon economy, technological, economical and societal developments lead to changes in business models, and vice versa, notably in the electricity system. In this Insight we will explore: The structure of the UK electricity system and the traditional business model oper...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

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