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  • UK retail prices for petrol, diesel and LPG for road vehicles from 2012 to present, including analysis and graphs Having risen steadily between December 2018 to a high in May 2019, the average prices for unleaded petrol, super unleaded and diesel all fell slightly in June 2019. This drop continued ...

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  • For over 35 years power has been generated from nuclear reactors located at Hinkley point.  Hinkley Point A stopped generating in 2000, Hinkley Point B is due for decommissioning in 2023, and Hinkley Point C has only recently commenced construction. The generation of power from nuclear power pl...

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  • For information on methane emissions related to coal, see Energy Insight - Methane Emissions reduction – Part 2 – Coal Why is methane a problem for the climate?Methane (CH4) is the third most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere (after water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2)). Any metha...

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  • 71,344 thousand barrels of oil were traded daily in 2018, an increase of 2% compared to the previous year. The Middle East region is, by far, the biggest exporter, followed by Russia and the Asia Pacific region, with the USA not far behind having increased its exports in 2018 bynearly 22% compa...

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  • Production and ConsumptionThe rankings for oil production and consumption reflect the political and economic situations of the countries concerned as much as their own oil reserves.The USA, with vast reserves of oil and benefiting from a stable, democratic government, was consistently one of the top...

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  • World oil consumptionAlthough the consumption of oil continues to increase globally, the rate of growth has generally been lower than 2% for decades. In 2018, consumption increased by only 1.16% over the previous year. The declining trend, specifically observed in the developed markets, could b...

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  • How to define fuel poverty?Fuel poverty is a pressing, complex problem in the United Kingdom that involves a wide range of economic, social and environmental issues. Overall, the fuel poverty status of a household is determined by three interacted elements: household income, its energy requirement a...

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  • UK crude oil importThe UK has been a net importer of crude oil since 2005. The total net crude oil imports (imports minus exports) in 2018 was 3.3 million tonnes.Sources of UK importsThe principal source of the UK's imports has consistently been Norway, historically accounting for around 65% of all ...

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  • UK crude oil exportsThe UK has been a net importer of crude oil since 2005. The trade imbalance can be linked to a long-term decline in oil production from the UK’s North Sea. The total crude oil exports in 2018 was 42.7 million tonnes (down from 45.8 million tonnes in 2017), still above the an...

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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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