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Chile Energy Information

2019 Chile Key Figures

Population: 19.0 million
GDP growth rate: 1.00 %/year
Energy independence: 31.8%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 85.9 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.49 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 4.40%

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Total Energy Consumption

Energy consumption per capita is around 2 toe. The country's electricity consumption per capita is around 4 000 kWh.

Total energy consumption increased by 2%/year between 2014 and 2019, reaching 38.4 Mtoe. It is dominated by oil, with 44% in 2019. The share of gas, which decreased from a peak at 15% in 2009 to 10% in 2014, has been increasing slowly since then (12% in 2019). Coal, which is driven by the power sector, accounts for 18% of overall consumption. The shares of biomass and primary electricity (hydro, solar and wind) are 18% and 8%, respectively.

Interactive Chart Chile Total Energy Consumption

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Crude Oil Production

Oil production is negligible (0.5 Mt in 2019). Imports consisted of 9.5 Mt of crude and 8.1 Mt of oil products in 2019.

The Arica pipeline makes it possible to import oil from Bolivia. The Transandin pipeline, which connects Chile to Argentina, stopped operating in 2006.

The country has a refining capacity of 236 kb/d, split between three refineries: RPC (104 kb/d), Petrox (116 kb/d) and Gregorio in Magallanes (16 kb/d).

Interactive Chart Chile Crude Oil Production

Renewable in % Electricity Production

The development of renewables is under the responsibility of the Sustainable Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy.

In 2013, CNE approved a new legal target of 20% by 2025 for the share of non-conventional renewables in the power mix (17% in 2019). The country will aim for non-conventional renewables to make up 45% of all new capacities installed between 2014 and 2025. CNE plan to reach 10 GW of renewable capacity by end-2021.

Interactive Chart Chile Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its revised NDC (2020), Chile is committed to become carbon neutral in 2050 and fixes an intermediate objective of 95 MtCO2eq emissions by 2030 (compared to 123 MtCO2eq in its first NDC, a cut of 23%).

GHG emissions reached 111.7 MteqC02 in 2018 excluding LULUCF (46.2 Mt with LULUCF): they have increased regularly by 2.2%/year since 1990.

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