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Energy Basics

As a first step, the energy statistician must be able to move comfortably between the units of measurement for fuels and energy and have a working knowledge of the main fuel conversion processes. Equally, the statistician will need to know the conventions and definitions used for the collection and presentation of energy statistics. This knowledge is loosely referred to as the methodology.

The article attach will assist the statistician who is entering the field of energy statistics for the first time to acquire both the technical background of fuels and energy and to understand the statistical methodology. There are a few basic concepts and defined terms which are essential to know since they are widely used in the discussion of fuels and energy.

Energy Statistics Manual

Asian Development Bank The Energy and Resources Institute