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  • 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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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • 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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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • 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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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Continuing price rises by energy companies have led to concern about excessive levels of profitability for these companies and a debate about lack of competition in the UK energy market, culminating in the proposition of energy price caps by Labour and the Conservatives in the 2017 general election ...

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  • This Energy insight  presents information on the economic importance of the UK energy sector considering the following factors: a number of jobs supported contribution to GDP investment level tax contributionexporting capabilities, prices and destinations subsidiesNumbe...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • 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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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Since this Energy Insight was first published in 2017, the UK government has implemented price caps on standard variable tariffs for the supply of both gas and electricity to domestic customers.  The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018 came into force on 19 July 2018. O...

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    • Record type: Energy Insight

  • Since this Energy Insight was first published in 2017, the UK government has implemented price caps on standard variable tariffs for the supply of both gas and electricity to domestic customers.  The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018 came into force on 19 July 2018. O...

    • Availability: Online
    • Record type: Energy Insight

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