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Bolivia Energy Information

Bolivia Key Figures

Population: 11.7 million
GDP growth rate: -8.8 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

Data of the last year available: 2020
Total consumption/GDP:* 90.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.50 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.9%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

The country's energy consumption per capita is low (around 0.7 toe in 2020, including 680 kWh of electricity).

Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2010 and 2018 (4%/year) and decreased by 2% in 2019, and dropped by almost 18% in 2020, to 7.6 Mtoe.

Oil accounts for 45% of the country's total energy consumption, gas for 43%, biomass for 8%, and primary electricity for 4%.

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Crude Oil Production

The production of liquid hydrocarbons (crude oil and condensate) has been decreasing since 2014 (-25%, of which -8% in 2020), reaching 2.5 Mt in 2020; previously, it had increased very rapidly between 2010 and 2014 (around 10%/year), when it reached a maximum of 3.4 Mt. There is no crude oil exports.

Bolivia has 2 large operating refineries: Gualberto Villarroel (35 kb/d), Guillermo Elder Bell (24 kb/d).

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

Bolivia has pledged to increase the share of renewables (including hydro) in the power mix to 79% by 2030 in its second NDC, of which 19% from solar and wind.

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

Bolivia's second NDC includes the reduction by 80% of deforestation in 2030 compared to 2020 and the eradication of illegal deforestation. Those objectives depend on the level of international cooperation and financial support to Bolivia.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased very rapidly from 2000 to 2018 (around 7%/year), reaching around 22 Mt, a level over 3 times higher than in 1990. However, it decreased deeply in 2020 to 17.5 MtCO2 (-18%) due to COVID crisis, after a slight reduction in 2019 (-2%).

Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)

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