Total energy production

World energy production dipped in 2016 (-0.4%) for the first time since 2009

Breakdown by country (Mtoe)

World

-2.9%

China's primary production drop in 2016.

World energy production dipped in 2016 (-0.4%) for the first time since 2009

Production slowdown of the three fossil fuel energy sources in the USA, amid low commodity prices, has hit the trend.
China also contributed significantly to this trend with a noticeable drop in its coal production in a move to decarbonize its economy.
The trend of energy production shrinkage in European Union countries has accelerated owing to the depletion of oil and gas resources and the climate policy that eventually implies the exit of coal.
Large oil and gas exporting countries (Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran after the end of international sanctions) as well as the fast-developing countries (India and Turkey) have been the main contributors to the energy production increase in 2016.

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17
Nov

Court rejects cap on Groningen gas field production (Netherlands)

The highest court in the Netherlands has rejected the government plan to cap production at the Groningen gas field for the next five years and ordered a new decision within 12 months on how much gas can be extracted onsite, where drilling operations have triggered minor earthquakes. In the meanwhile, the Dutch Council of State (Raad van State) announced that the yearly output could be maintained at 21.6 bcm and would not be cut to 20.1 bcm/year.

16
Nov

CNPC completes building the Mohe-Daqing oil pipeline (Russia/China)

The Chinese company CNPC has completed the construction of a second string of a 940-km long crude oil pipeline spreading between Mohe (at the China-Russia border) and Daqing in the Heilongjiang province in China, thus paving the way for increased deliveries of Russian crude oil to the northeast China network starting from January 2018.

15
Nov

Enel commissions 300 MW Rock Creek wind park in Missouri (US)

Enel has commissioned the 300 MW Rock Creek wind park, located in Atchison County, in Missouri (United States), which raises Missouri's total installed wind capacity to nearly 1 GW. The plant is expected to generate around 1,250 GWh/year and to avoid the emission of 900 ktCO2/year. The power produced by the US$500m facility will be sold to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) under the framework of long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs).

13
Nov

Pakistan and Malaysia sign a LNG supply agreement

The governments of Pakistan and Malaysia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on LNG supply. The LNG supplies will be delivered to Pakistan and will be ensured by the Malaysian company Petronas, which was competing against Gazprom and managed to secure the deal. The Pakistani government has set up Pakistan LNG to secure LNG deals through open competitive biddings as well as through government-to-government arrangements.