TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Tokyo Electric Power's (Tepco)
fossil fuel consumption and purchases for last month, a year earlier, and the previous month,with year-on-year percentage changes and changes in inventories.
Japanese utilities have been increasing their consumption of fossil fuels to make up for asharp drop in nuclear power generation due to a nationwide safety shutdown following themeltdowns at Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi plant after the massive earthquake and tsunami in March2011. Tepco, which before the Fukushima disaster relied on nuclear power for about 30 percent ofelectricity, currently has no reactor online.
Grid industry data shows power demand in Tepco's service region rose 2 percent last monthfrom a year earlier. The table below suggests a large part of the increased power demand wascovered by burning oil.
Crude and fuel oil volumes in thousand kilolitres, LNG and coal in thousand tonnes.
(1 kl=6.2898 barrels)Fuel Use Use Use yr/yr Buy Buy Buy yr/yr Inventorytype Aug-12 Sep-11 Sep-12 % Aug-12 Sep-11 Sep-12 % changeFuel oil 772 441 678 53.7 677 459 685 49.2 7Crude 402 120 315 162.5 322 143 405 183.2 90Total oil 1,174 561 993 77.0 999 602 1,090 81.1 97LNG 2,080 1,975 1,960 -0.8 2,251 2,021 2,013 -0.4 53Coal 390 309 184 -40.5 242 294 117 -60.2 -67
(Reporting by Risa Maeda; Editing by Jijo Jacob)
Keywords: TEPCO ENERGY/