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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008  
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PRODUCTION

In 2005-06 Australia's total primary energy production was estimated at 16,729 PJ (table 19.5) of which black coal accounted for almost half (49%), followed by uranium (28%), natural gas (10%) and crude oil (5%). Renewable energy production (including wood, bagasse, biofuel, hydro-electricity and solar thermal energy) accounted for only 2% (270 PJ) of total production in 2005-06.

In the period 2000-01 to 2005-06, Australia's total energy production increased by 1,465 PJ ( 10%). This was due to increased production of non-renewable energy sources - black coal (up 1,311 PJ), uranium (up 131 PJ), and natural gas (up 297 PJ). Only the production of crude oil decreased over the period 2000-01 to 2005-06 (down 532 PJ). In the same period, total renewable energy production increased by 1% - from 266 PJ in 2000-01 to 270 PJ in 2005-06.

19.5 PRODUCTION OF ENERGY

2000-01
2005-06
Change from 2000-01 to 2005-06
Fuel
PJ
PJ
%

Black coal
6 883
8 194
19.1
Brown coal
666
697
4.7
Crude oil and ORF(a)
1 432
900
-37.2
LPG(b)
108
125
16.4
Natural gas
1 375
1 672
21.6
Uranium
4 535
4 666
2.9
Renewables(c)
266
270
1.4
Stock changes and statistical differences(d)
-
205
-
Total
15 264
16 729
9.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Other refinery feedstock.
(b) Naturally occurring.
(c) Includes wood, woodwaste, bagasse, biofuels, hydroelectricity and solar.
(d) Includes a statistical difference adjustment and previously unreported production.
Source: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 'Australian Energy Statistics - Australian Energy Update', 2007, Tables A and J.


Graphs 19.6 and 19.7 show longer-term trends in the production of non-renewable and renewable energy fuels. Over the period 1975-76 to 2005-06 the production of non-renewable fuels has shown an upward trend, increasing from 3,158 PJ in 1975-76 to 16,255 PJ in 2005-06 (up 415%). However, there has been relatively little growth in the production of renewable energy fuels, which only increased from 206 PJ in 1975-76 to 270 PJ in 2005-06 (up 31%).

19.6 Production of non-renewable fuels
Graph: 19.6 Production of non-renewable fuels


19.7 Production of renewable fuels
Graph: 19.7 Production of renewable fuels





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