Energy imports in the United Kingdom - Statistics & Facts

Between 2000 and 2017, total electricity imports increased in the United Kingdom. In 2017, the imports amounted to 18,167 gigawatt hours. The same year, the annual net electricity imports reached 1.3 million metric tons of oil equivalent. By 2035, the total energy demand for electricity net imports was projected to reach 4 million metric tons of oil equivalent.

Regarding natural gas imports, the United Kingdom imported 523,755 gigawatt hours of liquefied natural gas in 2017, of which 67,285 gigawatt hours were imported from Qatar and only 3,630 gigawatt hours came from Algeria.

In 2017, the net imports of primary fuels in the United Kingdom increased, reaching 72.6 million metric tons of oil equivalent. The same year, 21.2 million metric tons of crude oil were imported from Norway and nearly 6 million metric tons of petroleum were imported from the Netherlands.

In 2015, the dependency rate on energy imports in Spain reached 73.3 percent, compared to 77.1 percent in Italy. Additionally, 38 percent of primary fuel consumption in the United Kingdom was covered by fuel imports.

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