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Energy trends and prices statistical release: 19 December 2013

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 19 December 2013 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Highlights for the 3 month period August to October, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

  • In the last 3 months primary energy consumption in the UK was broadly unchanged (up 0.2%) on a temperature adjusted basis. (table ET 1.2)
  • In the last 3 months indigenous energy production fell by 1.3%. (table ET 1.1)
  • Crude oil & NGL production up 3.7%, with crude oil production up 3.2% following maintenance activity in the same period a year earlier. (table ET 3.10)
  • Gas production down 3.3% on a year earlier, with the Elgin field producing again. (table ET 4.2)
  • Coal production down 34.1% on a year earlier due to mine closures, with production in October 2013 at a record low. (table ET 2.5)
  • Coal provided 40% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas’s share at 24.5% and nuclear at 24%. (table ET 5.4)
  • Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 30.7% due to higher wind speeds, with offshore wind up 36.0% and onshore wind up 26.1%. (table ET 5.4)
  • Bioenergy generation up 32.6% mainly due to the partial conversion to biomass of Drax. (table ET 5.4)
  • Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 4 percentage points to 35.7%. (table ET 5.4)
  • Average petrol and diesel prices both rose in December. (table QEP 4.1.1)

Statistics on monthly production and consumption of coal, electricity*, gas, oil and total energy include data for the UK for the period up to the end of October 2013.

Statistics on solar photovoltaics deployment and average temperatures, wind speeds, sun hours and rainfall include data for the UK for the period up to the end of November 2013.

Statistics on energy prices include retail price data for the UK for November 2013, and petrol & diesel data for December 2013, with EU comparative data for November 2013.

The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 28 November 2013.

The next release of provisional monthly energy statistics will take place on 30 January 2014.

Provisional quarterly energy statistics for Q3 2013 (July to September), have also been released today in the statistical publications Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices.

*Major Power Producers (MPPs) data published monthly, all generating companies data published quarterly.

To access the latest data release click on the relevant subject link(s) below.

Subject and table number Title
Total Energy  
ET 1.1 Indigenous production of primary fuels
ET 1.2 Inland energy consumption: primary fuel input basis
ET 2.5 Coal production and foreign trade
ET 2.6 Coal consumption and coal stocks
ET 3.10 Indigenous production, refinery receipts, imports and exports
ET 3.11 Stocks of petroleum
ET 3.12 Refinery throughput and output of petroleum products
ET 3.13 Deliveries of petroleum products for inland consumption
ET 4.2 Natural gas production and supply
ET 4.3 Natural gas imports and exports
ET 4.4 Natural gas imports
ET 5.3 Fuel used in electricity generation by major producers
ET 5.4 Electricity production and availability from the public supply system
ET 5.5 Availability and consumption of electricity
ET 6.4 Solar photovoltaics deployment
ET 7.1 Average temperatures and deviations from the long term mean
ET 7.2 Average wind speed and deviations from the long term mean
ET 7.3 Average daily sun hours and deviations from the long term mean
ET 7.4 Average monthly rainfall and deviations from the long term mean
Domestic energy price indices  
QEP 2.1.1 Retail prices index: fuel components
QEP 2.1.2 Retail prices index: fuel components, relative to GDP deflator
QEP 2.1.3 Retail prices index: fuels components monthly figures
Monthly and annual prices of road fuels and petroleum product  
QEP 4.1.1 Typical retail prices of petroleum products and a crude oil price index (monthly data)
QEP 4.1.2 Typical retail prices of petroleum products and a crude oil price index (annual data)
International road fuel prices  
QEP 5.1.1 Premium unleaded petrol prices in the EU
QEP 5.2.1 Diesel prices in the EU

Please note that the links above will always direct you to the latest data release. If you are interested in historical data please contact DECC (

Published 19 December 2013