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United Kingdom energy report

United Kingdom energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated United Kingdom energy market data.

United Kingdom energy report
Update: May, 2018
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 48 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


United Kingdom energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in United Kingdom. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2017 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    BEIS, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is in charge of energy and climate change policy.

    The gas and electricity sectors are regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), except in Northern Ireland where it is the Utility Regulator.

    The Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil (OUGO) was created in 2013 within the DECC to promote the ...

  • Energy Companies


    The electricity market is characterised by six large vertically integrated companies (called the Big Six): EDF Energy, RWE, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Uniper (ex E.ON), Scottish Power and Centrica. Since the beginning of the 2010's, their dominating position has been weakening.

  • Energy Supply


    The UK has large oil and gas reserves, mainly located in the North Sea: 346 Mt for crude oil and 300 bcm for gas (at end-2017) that are declining rapidly (640 Mt and 1 200 bcm, respectively in 2000). Shale gas reserves have been estimated by the British Geological Survey (BGS) at 36.8 bcm in in the Bowland-Hodder shale in northern England. The UK has small coal reserves (70 Mt) with high ...

  • Energy Prices


    The electricity price is subject to a "fossil fuel levy", imposed to favour nuclear and renewables. That tax should disappear in the long run. Electricity prices rose rapidly between 2010 and 2015 (+50% for households and +43% for industry); they did, however, decrease in 2016 due to stronger competition and remained stable on average in 2017, despite an increase during the second half of ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita has shrunk by 25% since 2000, bringing it to 2.7 toe in 2016 (13% below the EU average). Electricity consumption per capita also dropped significantly, from 5 800 kWh in 2000 to 4 700 kWh in 2017 (-16%), i.e. 16% below the EU average.

    In 2016, total energy consumption decreased slightly (1.3%) to 178 Mtoe, in line with the average annual consumption reduction ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    According to the Fifth Carbon Budget (2016), total energy consumption would shrink by 1.5%/year on average over 2015-2035, with oil accounting for more than half of the reduction. Total GHG emissions are expected to decrease by 3.3%/year over that period.

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In the United Kingdom market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • GRAPH 6: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 7: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 8: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 9: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 10: Total consumption market share by energy (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 13: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 15: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 16: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 17: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 19: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)

In the United Kingdom market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator, Gas plant projects by status and operator and LNG contracts.

The United Kingdom market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2017 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • United Kingdom Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the United Kingdom energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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