Percentage of Australia’s total energy use that is consumed by its mining sector (roughly 500 petajoules per year). The consumption has risen at 6.0% per annum over the last decade, driven primarily by increased mining volumes.
Percentage of total consumption in the sector is derived from diesel. The fuel is used primarily to operate machinery and vehicles. The percentage contribution from diesel has fallen from 49% to 41% over the last decade and been largely replaced by natural gas and grid electricity, as infrastructure develops and oil prices continue to show volatility.
Electricity sourced from the grid.
Mix of other refined fuels, coal, LPG, renewables, and biofuels.