BGR Energy Study

From Global Energy Monitor

The BGR Energy Study is issued by the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources). It contains statements and analyses of German and global energy resources, including crude oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear fuels, and renewable energy.[1]


BGR is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).


The main focus of the BGR Energy Study report is estimating the geological inventory of energy resources by making reliable assessments of reserves and resources. The natural resource markets are also analysed with respect to the development of production, exports, imports, and the consumption of energy and fossil energy resources, and a detailed look is also taken at topical and socially-relevant energy issues.[1]


The latest edition, based on data in 2018, was released in 2019. BGR resource and reserve data is currently used in the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, World Energy Council's World Energy Resources, and EIA figures, among other publications and organizations.


  1. 1.0 1.1 BGR Energy Study, Data and Developments Concerning German and Global Energy Supplies, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, 2019.