This page contains a brief summary of the BP Statistical Review of World Fuels for 2013.

From the BP Statistical Review of World Fuels June 2016

The information for 2015 is now available. A brief summary follows.

Proved World Reserves (in gigatonnes [109] of oil equivalent)

Oil

231.6

Gas

168.0

Coal

431.6

 

Consumption (in million tonnes of oil equivalent) and percentage change over 2014

Oil

4331

+1.86%

Gas

3135.2

+1.7%

Coal

3840

-4.0%

Nuclear Energy

560.4

−6.7%

Hydro-electricity

831.1

+4.6%

Renewables

237.4%

15.5%



 

Excepting biofuels, world consumption of energy rose by 2.0% compared with 2014. The carbon content of the fossil fuels amounted to 8.98 gigatonnes.

The following table contains the usage of oil, gas and coal by the USA, Europe (including Eurasia) and the UK in 2015 with the respective percentage changes compared to 2014. The usage figures have units of million tonnes of oil equivalent.

 

USA

USA Δ%

Europe

Europe Δ%

UK

UK Δ%

OIL

851.6

+1.6%

862.2

+0.04%

71.6

+2.4%

GAS

713.6

+3.0%

903.1

−0.3%

61.4

+2.4%

COAL

363.3

−12.7%

467.9

-2.7%

23.4

-21.6%








 

The UK figures for all energy sources are given below. The usage figures have units of million tonnes of oil equivalent.

 

Consumption in 2015

% change from 2014

OIL

71.6

+2.4%

GAS

61.4

+2.3%

COAL

23.4

-12.0%

NUCLEAR

14.4

-9.0%

HYDRO

1.3

-7.0%

RENEWABLES

8.4

-24.0%

TOTAL

198.2

−1.0%