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Quarterly energy statistics are in

Oil and gas production down.

Gas flame burningThere has been a lot of upheaval in energy production of late according to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which has released its UK energy statistics for the third quarter of 2012.

‘Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices’ documents energy production and consumption in the UK and provides an overall analysis.

Key findings from the quarter include a 7.3% decline in the indigenous production of fuels in the third quarter of 2012, compared to the previous year.

Oil production fell by 12.1%, the DECC data shows, whilst gas fell by 11.3% as a result of maintenance work and delays on a number of fields. However, both on- and off-shore wind production rose by 38% and 54% respectively.

Of electricity generated in the third quarter of 2012, coal accounted for 35.4% followed by gas, which accounted for 28.2%.