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Lebanon Energy Information

Lebanon Key Figures

Population: 6.25 million
GDP growth rate: 0.25 %/year
Energy independence: 1.96%

Data of the last year available: 2018
Total consumption/GDP:* 104 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.09 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.5%

* at purchasing power parity

View all macro and energy indicators in the Lebanon energy report

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Lebanon Related Research

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita consumption is 1.4toe/cap, including 2 775 kWh of electricity (2018).

Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2010 and 2017 (around 5%/year), but decreased by 5% in 2018, bringing it to 8.6 Mtoe. It increased rapidly in 2008 and 2009, because of a significant price increase in Syria rendering illegal imports unattractive.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Interactive Chart Lebanon Total Energy Consumption

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View the detailed fondamentals of the market at country level (graphs, tables, analysis) in the Lebanon energy report

Crude Oil Production

Lebanon imports all its oil products (8.2 Mt in 2018, i.e. a 3.4%/year increase since 2000). The country's two refineries (Tripoli in the north and Zahrani in the south) were both closed in 2005.

Interactive Chart Lebanon Crude Oil Production

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

The national target is 12% of renewables in electricity and heat supply by 2020. The action plan toward this target is presented in the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for Lebanon (NREAP) 2016-2020. In its NDC (2015), the country sets this target to 15% by 2030 (unconditional target).

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

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In the frame of the COP21, the country committed itself in its NDC to reduce GHG emissions by 15% by 2030 (unconditional target) compared to a BAU scenario.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased rapidly between 2007 and 2017 (8.5%/year) and then decreased by 5% in 2018 to 26 Mt CO2.

Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)

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