Congo Dr Energy Information
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GDP growth rate: 4.38 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2019
CO2 Emissions: 0.03 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 20.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Energy consumption per capita is 0.4 toe, including around 100 kWh of electricity (2019).
Total consumption has increased by 2%/year since 2012.
Biomass covers 94% of the country's energy needs. Although it has a large surplus of firewood, the eastern part of the country, which is more populated, is subject to fast deforestation, just like the periphery of the cities.
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Interactive Chart Congo Dr Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production has been declining since 2004 to 1.1 Mt in 2019, with few growth phases (+9% in 2011 and +20% in 2017) that maintain the decrease rate to only 1%/year.
Since the closure of the SOCIR refinery in 2001, all the crude oil production is exported.
Interactive Chart Congo Dr Crude Oil Production
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
In its first NDC, the country is committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 17% by 2030 compared to a BaU projection (-70 Mteq CO2). The total investment required to meet this objective is estimated at US$12.5 bn.
CO2 emissions from energy combustion dropped by 30% between 2014 and 2016 due to fall in oil consumption. They have increased by 5%/year since then to 2.3 MtCO2 in 2019. Previously, they increased very rapidly between 2001 and 2014 to 2.8 MtCO2 (11%/year). More than 90% of total CO2 emissions are due to transport.
Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)
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