Kuwait Energy Information
2018 Kuwait Key Figures
GDP growth rate: 1.18 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
* at purchasing power parity
CO2 Emissions: 21.6 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.2%
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Total Energy Consumption
Per capita consumption is very high, at 8.0 toe in 2018, with electricity accounting for around 13.7 MWh/capita.
Total energy consumption grew very rapidly between 2000 and 2012 (4.8%/year on average) and has remained quite stable since then (34 Mtoe in 2018).
Oil and gas each covered 44% and 56%, respectively, of the country's energy needs in 2017.
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Interactive Chart Kuwait Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production increased by more than 50% between 2000 and 2012. After remaining roughly stable until 2016, it has decreased by 7% since then to148 Mt in 2018, partly because of a dispute with Saudi Arabia resulting in the stoppage of production at the Khafji and the Wafra fields in the divided neutral zone. In October 2019, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia agreed to restart oil production in those fields. In addition, production cuts decided by OPEC in 2017 have affected Kuwait's output as the country committed to reduce its production by around 131 kb/d until March 2018.
Interactive Chart Kuwait Crude Oil Production
Renewable in % Electricity Production
The country set an ambitious goal to generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2030, as part of the goals set in its New Vision 2035.
Interactive Chart Kuwait Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
In April 2018, Kuwait ratified the Paris agreement, thus validating its Nationally Determined Contribution. The NDC implies a commitment to set up a transition to a low-carbon economy, without a quantitative target.
Energy-related CO2 emissions doubled between 2000 and 2015 and have remained stable since then (92 Mt in 2018).
Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)
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