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Lebanon Energy Information

2018 Lebanon Key Figures

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

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 104 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.09 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.5%

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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

More research: 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

More research: EMEA Refineries Dataset

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)

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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