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Kuwait Energy Information

Kuwait Key Figures

Population: 4.24 million
GDP growth rate: 0.43 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 106 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 21.9 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.8%

* at purchasing power parity

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Kuwait Related Research

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita consumption is very high, fluctuating around 8.5 toe since 2011 (the world's sixth highest in 2019 at 8.5 toe), with electricity fluctuating around 12-13 MWh/capita since 2008 (the world's seventh highest in 2019 at 12.9 MWh).

Total energy consumption increased sharply from 2014 to 2016 and has been fluctuating since then around 36 Mtoe. It was previously quite stable between 2008 and 2013 (around 28 Mtoe) and had grown very rapidly between 2000 and 2008 (5.4%/year on average).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (MTOE)

Interactive Chart Kuwait Total Energy Consumption

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Crude Oil Production

Crude oil production increased by more than 50% between 2000 and 2012, when it reached its peak at 158 Mt. After remaining roughly stable until 2016, it decreased by 7.5% in 2017 and remained stable at around 145 Mt, mainly due to production cuts decided by OPEC.

Overall, crude oil and petroleum product production is not only dependent on the country capacities, but rather on quotas settled as part of arrangements within OPEC.

Kuwait's crude oil and natural gas resources and infrastructure

Interactive Chart Kuwait Crude Oil Production

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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. However, no flagship policy has yet been implemented to speed-up the development of renewables.

Interactive Chart Kuwait Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In 2018, Kuwait ratified the Paris agreement. Its NDC implies a commitment to set up a transition to a low-carbon economy, without a quantitative target.

Energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 4% in 2019 to 93 MtCO2, a level three times higher than in 1990, after remaining stable between 2015 and 2018. Previosuly, they had doubled between 2000 and 2015.

Around 95% of all GHG emissions are associated with the combustion of fossil fuels for electricity production and transport, as well as the release of fugitive emissions from oil and gas operations.

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