Energy trends and prices statistical release: 25 June 2015

Department of Energy and Climate Change

June 25
09:30 2015

Highlights for the 3 month period February to April 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

  • Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 3.9%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 0.7%. (table ET 1.2)
  • Indigenous energy production rose by 1.7% (table ET 1.1), with nuclear output up 6.9% due to stations returning to operation after outages. (table ET 5.4)
  • Lower coal generation due to the closure of plants, however coal share remains above gas. (table ET 5.4)
  • Coal provided 34.0% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas at 26.8% and nuclear at 21.3%.* (table ET 5.4)
  • Wind generation by Major Power Producers down 3.4% due to lower wind speeds, whilst overall renewables up 12.9% with growth in biomass.* (table ET 5.4)
  • Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 3.5 percentage points to 39.3%, due to rises in nuclear and renewablesgeneration.* (table ET 5.4)

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 April 2015.

Statistics on average temperatures, wind speeds, sun hours and rainfall include data for the UK for the period up to the end of May 2015.

Statistics on energy prices include retail price data for the UK for May 2015, and petrol & diesel data for June 2015, with EU comparative data for May 2015.

The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 28 May 2015.

The next release of provisional monthly energy statistics will take place on 30 July 2015.

Provisional energy statistics for Q1 2015 (January to March), have also been released today in the quarterly statistical publications (Energy Trends) and (Energy Prices).

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

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

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

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 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

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