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Country vs country: United Kingdom and United States compared: Energy

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  • Crude oil > Imports: This entry is the total amount of crude oil imported, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Electric power consumption > KWh: Electric power consumption (kWh). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • Electricity > Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Electricity > From fossil fuels: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by burning fossil fuels (such as coal, petroleum products, and natural gas), expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Electricity > From hydroelectric plants: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by water-driven turbines, expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Electricity > From nuclear fuels: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity through radioactive decay of nuclear fuel, expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Electricity > From other renewable sources: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by using renewable energy sources other than hydroelectric (including, for example, wind, waves, solar, and geothermal), expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Natural gas > Consumption: This entry is the total natural gas consumed in cubic meters (cu m). The discrepancy between the amount of natural gas produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes and other complicating factors.
  • Natural gas > Proved reserves: This entry is the stock of proved reserves of natural gas in cubic meters (cu m). Proved reserves are those quantities of natural gas, which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.
  • Oil > Consumption: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Oil > Consumption > Per capita: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Oil > Production: This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Refined petroleum products > Consumption: This entry is the country's total consumption of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of refined petroleum products produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Refined petroleum products > Exports: This entry is the country's total exports of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Crude oil > Imports 965,400 bbl/day
Ranked 11th.
9.21 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom

Electric power consumption > KWh 346.16 billion
Ranked 12th.
4.13 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than United Kingdom

Electricity > Consumption per capita 5,670.09 kWh
Ranked 27th.
12,736.19 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Electricity > From fossil fuels 75.4% of total installed capacity
Ranked 89th. About the same as United States
75.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 90th.

Electricity > From hydroelectric plants 1.8% of total installed capacity
Ranked 119th.
7.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 104th. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Electricity > From nuclear fuels 11.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 13th. 20% more than United States
9.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 15th.

Electricity > From other renewable sources 8.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 24th. 57% more than United States
5.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 35th.

Natural gas > Consumption 82.21 billion cu m
Ranked 7th.
689.9 billion cu m
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Natural gas > Production None None

Natural gas > Proved reserves 246 billion cu m
Ranked 41st.
9.46 trillion cu m
Ranked 5th. 38 times more than United Kingdom

Oil > Consumption 1.67 million bbl/day
Ranked 13th.
18.69 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United Kingdom

Oil > Consumption > Per capita 29.01 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 28th.
68.67 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Oil > Production 1.5 million bbl/day
Ranked 19th.
9.06 million bbl/day
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Refined petroleum products > Consumption 1.61 million bbl/day
Ranked 14th.
18.84 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom

Refined petroleum products > Exports 679,700 bbl/day
Ranked 8th.
2.31 million bbl/day
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United Kingdom

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; International Energy Agency; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

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