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Australia

Australia Energy Stats

Background:

Australia is one of the biggest producers of coal in the world, with more than 265 million tonnes produced in 2005, with only China, the US and India producing more. Its electrical energy production is mainly sourced from fossil fuels, with 90.8%, while the country has the 9th largest natural gas reserves in the world with 2.4 trillion cubic feet a fraction of Russia’s 47.8 trillion.

Definitions

  • 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: 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.
  • 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 > Installed generating capacity: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour.
  • Electricity > Production: The annual electricity generated 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.
  • 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).
  • Refined petroleum products > Imports: This entry is the country's total imports of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Refined petroleum products > Production: This entry is the country's total output 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Electric power consumption > KWh 239.31 billion 2011 16th out of 135
Electricity > Consumption 213.5 billion kWh 2010 8th out of 166
Electricity > Consumption per capita 10,563.43 kWh 2007 10th out of 146
Electricity > Exports 0.0 2012 127th out of 156
Electricity > Imports 0.0 2012 121st out of 144
Electricity > Installed generating capacity 59.13 million kW 2010 13th out of 186
Electricity > Production 225.5 billion kWh 2011 16th out of 95
Natural gas > Proved reserves 1.22 trillion cu m 2013 23th out of 199
Oil > Consumption 946,300 bbl/day 2009 17th out of 193
Oil > Consumption > Per capita 47.28 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl 2007 13th out of 51
Oil > Production 589,200 bbl/day 2009 28th out of 180
Refined petroleum products > Consumption 1.02 million bbl/day 2011 19th out of 208
Refined petroleum products > Exports 70,810 bbl/day 2010 45th out of 190
Refined petroleum products > Imports 304,100 bbl/day 2010 16th out of 188
Refined petroleum products > Production 675,200 bbl/day 2010 19th out of 189

SOURCES: International Energy Agency; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; 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 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Citation

"Australia Energy Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Australia/Energy

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