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Congo Dr Energy Information

Congo Dr Key Figures

Population: 86.9 million
GDP growth rate: 4.38 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 82.7 (2005=100)
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)

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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.

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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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