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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, 2020
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 46 (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 2019 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

    TheDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) oversees 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 the Utility Regulator oversees these markets.

    The Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil (OUGO) was created in 2013 within BEIS (previously ...

  • Energy Supply


    The UK has large oil and gas reserves, mainly located in the North Sea: 315 Mt for crude oil and 228 bcm for gas (at end-2019) that are declining rapidly (640 Mt and 1 200 bcm, respectively in 2000). Shale gas reserves have been estimated at 39 900 bcm by the British Geological Survey (BGS), with 37 600 bcm in the Bowland Shale and 2 300 bcm in the Weald Basin. The UK has small coal ...

  • Energy Prices


    Electricity prices rose rapidly between 2010 and 2015 (+50% for households and +43% for industry); they decreased in 2016 due to stronger competition, remained stable in 2017 and rose slightly in 2018.

    The average annual electricity prices for industry were 11% above the EU average in 2018, while those of households were 7% below the EU average.

    The annual electricity bill for ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita has shrunk by almost a third since 2000, bringing it to 2.6 toe in 2019. Electricity consumption per capita dropped by more than 20%, from 5 800 kWh in 2000 to 4 500 kWh in 2018.

    Total energy consumption has been decreasing by almost 2%/year since 2006 to 172 Mtoe in 2019.


    The energy mix is ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    According to the Fifth Carbon Budget (for 2028-32), outlined in 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 (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Petroleum products consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)

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.

2019 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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