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Growth in US oil and gas production in 2018.

World energy production continued growing in 2018 (2.8%), above its historical trend

The United States and China were the main contributors to the increase in global energy production, together contributing 54% of growth in 2018.
Key data for 2018 energy production by fuel are as follows:
 Crude oil: +2% driven by explosive growth of shale in the United States (+16.5%)
 Gas: +5.2% propelled by the United States and Russia, the two main producers
 Coal: +1.9%, led by China, the world’s largest producer
 Electricity: +3.5% with China and the United States accounting for three quarters of the rise in 2018
Energy production continued to decline in the European Union, owing to the slight decline of electricity production from nuclear, the depletion of oil and gas resources and the climate policy that eventually implies the exit of coal. This decline comes despite increased hydro production after a dry year and a moderate increase in energy consumption.

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