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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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  • Total fuel use for road vehicles  remained relatively steady over the period 2011 to 2017. Vehicle users were encouraged to switch from petrol to diesel in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the decline in the use of petrol  has been matched by the increase in use of Derv.  Unfortunate...

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  • Since this Energy Insight was published in 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has, in February 2019, issued guidance for preparing for Brexit for the UK electricity sector; UK gas markets and the UK oil and gas production sectorThe UK is far from self-suffi...

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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 from the low of 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 has continu...

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  • Nigeria is the biggest producer of oil in Africa, and the third largest producer of gas. Their oil reserves rank 11th largest, and their gas reserves 7th largest, in the world.  So why are there news stories of dire petrol shortages in the country with long queues at the pumps?Who runs the Nige...

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