Welcome to the 63rd edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Since 1952, the review’s mission has always been to provide objective, global data on energy markets to inform discussion, debate and decision-making. This first snap-shot of the global energy picture in 2013 – together with the historical data that puts today’s information into context – can help us to understand how the world around us is changing.
Global primary energy consumption accelerated in 2013 despite stagnant global economic growth. Consumption and production increased for all fuels, reaching record levels for every fuel type except nuclear power.