Coal share in energy consumption falls to lowest since 2004
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Coal’s share of global primary energy consumption fell to 28.1 percent - the lowest since 2004, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2017.
Global coal consumption hit 3.732 billion tons oil equivalent (toe) in 2016, which is 53 million toe, or 1.7 percent less than in 2015.
The largest declines in coal consumption were seen in the US (-33 million toe, an 8.8 percent fall) and China (-26 million toe, -1.6 percent). Coal consumption in the UK more than halved (down 52.5 percent, or 12 million toe) to its lowest level in our records.
World coal production fell by 6.2 percent, or 231 million toe, to 2.617 billion toe, the largest decline on record. China’s production fell by 7.9 percent or 140 million toe, also a record decline. The US production fell by 19 percent or 85 million toe.
In 2016 as much as 386.9 million toe was consumed in the North Africa, 34.7 million toe – in the South and Central America, 451.6 million toe – in Europe in Eurasia, 9.3 million toe – in the Middle East, 95.9 million – in Africa, 2.754 billion toe – in the Asia Pacific.
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