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United Kingdom's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
8.769
Quadrillion Btu
13
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
5.211
Quadrillion Btu
22
Wind Electricity Net Generation
2016
37
Billion Kilowatthours
6
Primary Coal Imports
2016
9,363
Thousand Short Tons
24
Dry Natural Gas Consumption
2017
2,796
Billion Cubic Feet
10
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Map of United Kingdom
Map of United Kingdom

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: March 19, 2018

  • The United Kingdom (UK) is the second-largest producer of oil and the third-largest producer of natural gas in OECD Europe.
  • The UK's oil production and consumption have been on a long-term declining trend, although since 2014, both have generally been flat or increasing.
  • The UK government has decreased tax rates for the oil and natural gas sector to encourage investment by making UK projects more competitive.
  • UK total petroleum and other liquids production grew on average almost 9% per year from 2014 through 2016.
  • Despite the large declines in oil production over the past few years, the UK is still one of the largest petroleum producers and exporters in Europe. The country exported about 600,000 b/d of crude oil in 2016.

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