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), the rate of decrease has remained at 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 a fall in oil consumption. They have increased by 5%/year since then to 2.3 MtCO2 in 2019. Previously, they had 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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