Since the 1950s, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy has delivered objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets. The publication has become a widely respected and authoritative publication in the field of energy economics, relied on by media outlets, academia, world governments, and energy companies alike. BP publishes a new edition each June and typically conducts a road show to launch the report in the months preceding the official release.


The 2018 edition highlights significant changes in global energy production and consumption that have had profound implications for global market prices, fuel mix, and carbon dioxide emissions.

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