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Energy consumption down by 2.4% in Q3 2011

Lower energy consumption for the first nine months of 2011

Observed energy consumption fell in Q3 2011 by 2.4% compared to Q3 2010. Consumption of oil, natural gas and coal fell by 2.2%, 7.7% and 25.4% respectively.  The large fall in consumption of coal can be explained by a fall in domestic electricity production for which coal is a dominant fuel. Consumption of renewable energy rose by 6.2% due to increased consumption of wind power and biofuels.

The drop in electricity production was offset by an increase in net imports of electricity.  Adjusted for fuel consumption linked to foreign trade in electricity, energy consumption went up by 0.7% in Q3.

Observed energy consumption for the first nine months of 2011 fell by 3.3% compared to the first nine months of 2010. Adjusted for fuels linked to net imports of electricity, energy consumption fell by 2.7%.  The trend in energy consumption was affected by significantly warmer weather in 2011 than in 2010.

Primary energy production was 6.4% lower in Q3 2011 than in Q3 2010. Production of crude oil and natural gas fell by 4.6% and 14.5% respectively.

Primary energy production was 7.6% lower for the first nine months of 2011 than for the first nine months of 2010.

Energy production and consumption 1.-3. Quarter 2010 and 2011

Unit TJ Production Consumption observed Adjusted for net imports of electricity 1.– 3. Quarter 676 478 600 519 605 643 1.– 3. Quarter 732 444 620 998 622 192 1. Quarter 231 326 230 985 219 366 1. Quarter 257 200 240 991 231 449 2. Quarter 236 090 188 734 192 152 2. Quarter 251 912 194 751 198 004 3. Quarter 209 062 180 800 194 125 3. Quarter 223 331 185 255 192 738

 Source: Monthly Energy Statistik

Energy production and consumption 

Contact: Ali A. Zarnaghi, phone: +45 33 92 68 49, email: aaz@ens.dk.

Ali A. Zarnaghi
Fuldmægtig
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
aaz@ens.dk

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