2009 energy production figures

by Milan on December 14, 2010

in Coal mining, Economics, Power plants

Statistics Canada has just released some information on energy trends in 2009.

Production for all forms of energy was down: refined petroleum products (like gasoline), natural gas, electricity, and coal:

Coal production was down 8.7% in 2009, primarily as a result of lower demand by electric utilities, as well as in the manufacturing sector.

Consumption of coal by the manufacturing sector decreased 20.7% in 2009 from 2008, as a result of decreased demand for energy in the manufacturing sector overall.

Exports of Canadian coal fell 12.8% in 2009 following three years of increases. About half (51%) of all coal produced in Canada in 2009 was exported.

The principal cause of all of this is almost certainly ongoing economic weakness, in both Canada and the United States. If economic growth picks up sharply, energy demand will probably rise with it.

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