Breakdown by country (Mt)

World

+6.8%

Increase in China refined product output in 2019.

Production of refined oil products stabilised in 2019 (-0.2%), due to lower output in the USA (-1.1%)

Production of refined oil products in the USA declined (-1.1%) for the first time in seven years, due to a slight dip in consumption. The Middle East experienced a strong drop (-10%) in line with the reduced crude oil production, with a falling output in Saudi Arabia (-8.5%) and Iran (-30%). The declining trend continued in the EU (-1.9%), especially in France (-9% due to refinery strikes) and Sweden (-22%), as refineries were shut down due to increased competition.
Production increased in China (+6.8%) due to substantial growth in refining capacity, while output stabilised in India (-0.4%). Overall, refined product output remained stable in Latin America, where a large drop in Venezuela (-26%) was offset by a rising production in Brazil (+7.2%).

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26
Oct

The EU is missing its 2020 target for electricity cross-border capacity

According to the European Union (EU) Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), the amount of cross-border capacity available for trade among Member States remains insufficient to meet the minimum EU target of 70% by 2020. Cross-zonal capacity increased by 3% in 2019 compared to 2018 due to border-specific improvements (Poland-Czech Republic/Germany/Slovakia, Austrian borders, Greece-Italy, Bulgaria-Romania and Germany-Denmark). Moderate decreases, compared to 2018, were observed at the Swiss and Norwegian borders (-6%) and at a smaller scale in Italy North and Nordic regions (-2%). In addition, several Member States continue to use national capacity mechanisms, even if they do not always face an adequacy problem. 

11
Sep

EU and UK energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 3.8% in 2019

According to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, global CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased by 0.9% to 38 GtCO2 in 2019, driven by China (+3.4%, accounting for 30% of global emissions) and India (+1.6%, 7% of global emissions). Meanwhile, Japan (3% of global emissions) reduced its energy-related CO2 emissions by 2.1%, the United States (13% of total emissions) by 2.6% and Russia (5% of total emissions) by 0.8%.

27
Jul

EU countries need to strengthen energy efficiency efforts to reach targets

According to the European Commission, primary energy consumption declined by 0.7% in 2018 (-0.1% only for final energy consumption), which is insufficient to meet the 2020 targets. The highest annual reductions in primary energy consumption were posted in Belgium, Austria and Greece, whereas the largest increases were observed in Estonia, Latvia and Luxembourg. Between 2005 and 2018, primary energy consumption decreased in all Member States except Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia and Poland.  Primary energy intensity fell in all Member States between 2005 and 2018; however, it grew in Denmark, Estonia and Luxemburg in recent years (between 2015 and 2018).

30
Jun

Switzerland's final energy consumption slightly increased in 2019

According to the Swiss government, final energy consumption in Switzerland slightly increased in 2019 (+0.3%) due to cooler temperatures, economic growth (+0.9%), demographic growth (+0.7%) and increasing fleet of motor vehicles (+0.8%). This rising trend was offset by continued energy efficiency and substitution effects.


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