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Portuguese February fossil fuel demand falls 6.5%

Staff writer ▼ | May 5, 2016
Demand for fossil fuels in Portugal in February fell 6.5% year on year to 1.04 million mt of oil equivalent.
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Energy   Demand for petroleum products in Portugal fell 1%
Voal usage experiencing the deepest plunge, according to data published by the country's energy department, Platts reports.

More specifically, demand for petroleum products fell 1% to 567,000 mt, for natural gas by 5.0% to 325 million cu m and for coal by 24.5% to 278,000 mt.

On the natural gas side, demand for standard power production rose 25.8% to 39 million cu m, but fell for co-generation by 10.3% to 105 million cu m and for other sectors by 7.2% to 181 million cu m.

Coal usage for electricity generation declined 24.5% to 277,000 mt but rose 20.0% to 1,200 mt for industries.

For the rolling year March 2015 through February 2016, overall fossil fuel demand rose 5.3% to 14.83 million mt of oil equivalent, rising by 16.1% to 4.07 million mt of oil equivalent for natural gas and by 8.6% to 3.19 million mt of oil equivalent for coal, but fell by 1.0% to 7.57 million mt of oil equivalent for petroleum products.