Gabon Energy Information
Gabon Key Figures
GDP growth rate: 0.84 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2018
CO2 Emissions: 1.64 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.9%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Energy consumption per capita is around 2.4 toe, including 980 kWh of electricity (2018).
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Total consumption has remained quite stable since 2010 at around 5 Mtoe, after a rapid increase between 2000 and 2010 (14%/year, i.e. a 3.5-fold rise).
Biomass (wood, waste) covers about 73% of the country's needs, followed by oil (18%), gas (7%) and hydroelectricity (2%).
Interactive Chart Gabon Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production has declined by almost 30% since 2010, from 12.4 Mt to around 9 Mt in 2019. It had decreased by 30% between 1997 and 2002, from around 18 Mt to 13 Mt, due to the falling production of the main fields and the decline of reserves. In 2016, Gabon cut its production by 9 000 barrels a day due to an OPEC agreement to limit the production of almost all OPEC members to raise oil prices.
Interactive Chart Gabon Crude Oil Production
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
In 2016, Gabon submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) with the commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by up to 50% by 2025 as compared to a BAU scenario including LULUCF (Land use change and forestry)). This is equivalent to an emission level 3% above 2000 levels (without LULUCF), or a 72% increase if LULUCF is excluded.
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