Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 27 August 2015

Department of Energy and Climate Change

August 27
09:30 2015

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

  • Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 0.1%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 2.5%. (table ET 1.2)
  • Indigenous energy production rose by a record 8.9% boosted by increased UKCS production with oil up 12.3% and gas up 10.3%. (table ET 1.1)
  • Production growth at highest rate since 1999, though still down on 2012 levels. (table ET 1.1)
  • Lower coal generation, likely due to the increase in the carbon floor price from April. (table ET 5.4)
  • Gas provided 31.9% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with nuclear at 24.4% and coal at 24.0%.* (table ET 5.4)
  • Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 61% due to increased capacity and higher wind speeds, whilst overall renewables up 58% with growth in biomass.* (table ET 5.4)
  • Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 7.7 percentage points to 44.1%, due to rises in renewables generation.* (table ET 5.4)
  • Petrol prices down 1.8 pence per litre on month whilst diesel prices down 6.7 pence per litre; diesel now cheaper than petrol for the first time since 2001. (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 June 2015.

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

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

The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 30 July 2015.

The next release of provisional monthly energy statistics will take place on 24 September 2015.

*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 2.1.3 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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