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World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

Producción energética total

World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

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Fall in energy production in the Middle East in 2020

World energy production fell by 3.5% in 2020, after 3 years of steady growth (+2.4%/year)

The COVID-19 had a tremendous impact on global energy demand and hence on energy production. 2020 Key data for energy production are as follows: - Crude oil: -6.1% driven by the global fall in the demand for oil products (transport restrictions and lower industrial demand) that prompted the OPEC+ to cut crude oil production by 9.7 mb/d between May and July 2020. - Gas: -2.5% with a stagnation of US gas production, and a drop in Russia and most producing countries (excepted Australia, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia) - Coal: -4.5%, with growth in China (+1.4%) and India (+1.2%) offset by drops in most of producing countries (Indonesia, United States, Australia, Russia, and South Africa) - Electricity: -0.6%, with growth in China (+3.7%) and declines in most countries Energy production grew in China, India (coal production), Brazil (significant growth in oil production), and South Korea (nuclear, hydropower and renewable power generation). On the contrary, energy production fell in the United States (especially coal), in Russia (lower oil production), in Canada (fall in oil and gas production), in Indonesia (strong decline in coal and gas production) and in Australia (lower coal production) and it continued to decline at an accelerated pace in the EU (especially coal production in Germany and Poland). In the Middle East, energy production fell noticeably (mainly oil and gas production) as the global downturn reduced oil and gas demand, leading Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members to implement historic cuts in crude oil production in 2020. As well, energy production declined in Latin America (fall in coal production in Colombia and new production decrease in Venezuela), and in Africa (strong drops in Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt).

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Consolidated 2020 energy and emissions statistics with 2021 estimates, including COVID-19 impact and structural changes.

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06

Jul

According to preliminary statistics from the Indian Ministry of Coal, India’s production of non-coking coal and lignite declined by 1.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21 to 708 Mt, including 671 Mt of non-coking coal (-1%) and 37 Mt of lignite (-12%). Of the total output of non-coking coal, 96% was produced the public sector, including 83% by Coal India Limited (CIL). Most of the lignite was extracted by NLC India Limited (53%). The country imported 164 Mt of non-coking coal in 2020-21 (-17%), mainly from Indonesia (56%), South Africa (19%) and Australia (11%).

02

Jul

Spain’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (including LULUCF) decreased by 13.7% in 2020 to 271.5 MtCO2eq (-6.4% compared to 1990 level), according to preliminary data from the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO). This drop is due to an increase renewable electricity generation, the fall in coal use, and activity and mobility limitations associations with the COVID-19 pandemic. CO2 accounted for 78% of total GHG emissions in 2020, followed by methane (14%). Transport represented 28% of total GHG emissions in 2020, followed by industry (21%), agriculture and livestock (14%), electricity generation (10%), households and services (8%) and waste (5%). GHG emissions from installations subject to the EU ETS declined by 18.7% in 2020 compared to 2019. Emissions from diffuse sectors decreased by 10% and those from dometic air transport nearly halved in 2020 (-48%). The LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry) sector is estimated to have removed 13.5% of Spain’s gross GHG emissions (36.6 MtCO2eq).

10

Jun

South Korea’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions declined by 7.3% in 2020 to 649 MtCO2eq (i.e. -10.9% compared with the 2018 peak of 729 MtCO2eq). GHG emissions have been driven down by South Korea's energy and industrial sectors (-7.8% and -7.1%, respectively). In the power sector, total emissions decreased by 12.4% due to temporary shutdowns of coal-fired power plants resulting in lower coal-fired power generation and due to an increased renewable power generation. Emissions from the transport sector (included in the energy sector) contracted by 4.1%, owing to reduced travel (COVID-19-related restrictions) and the continuous deployment of low-emission vehicles. Residential emissions grew by only 0.3%, while emissions from business and public sectors fell by 9.9%. In the industrial sector (-7.1%), the reduced activity affected the energy-intensive branches such as chemicals (7.6% drop in GHG emissions), steel (-2.5%) and cement (-8.9%).

01

Jun

Australia's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dipped by 5% in 2020 (-26.1 MtCO2eq) to 499 MtCO2eq, according to the Australian Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. GHG emissions from the power sector declined by 4.9% but still accounted for a third of total GHG emissions in Australia. In addition, fugitive emissions (10% of total GHG emissions in 2020) declined by 8.8%, partly due to a lower coal production, and emissions from transport (18% of total GHG emissions in 2020) contracted by 12.1%, because of COVID-19 restrictions. In 2020, Australia's GHG emissions stood 20.1% below their 2005 level (the baseline year for the Paris Agreement). The country has committed to reduce its emissions by 26-28% by 2030 from 2005 levels.