Myanmar Energy Information

2018 Myanmar Key Figures

Population: 53.9 million
GDP growth rate: 6.83 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 55.8 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.61 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 13.8%

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Total Energy Consumption

In 2018, consumption per capita was 0.44 toe. Electricity consumption per capita remains among the lowest in Asia (around 350 kWh in 2018 vs 1 380 kWh in the ASEAN).

Total energy consumption has been rising rapidly by 8%/year on average since 2013, reaching 24 Mtoe in 2018.

Biomass accounts for 46% of the energy consumption, oil for 31%, and natural gas for 17% (2018); the role of hydropower and coal is low: 4% and 2%, respectively.


Interactive Chart Myanmar Total Energy Consumption

More research: Myanmar energy report

Crude Oil Production

Oil production is low and stable (0.5 Mt in 2018). Net crude oil exports amounted to 0.25 Mt and net oil product imports to 6.8 Mt in 2018.

The country's refining capacity amounts to 51 000 bbl/d, distributed in three small refineries: Thanlyin (20 000 bbl/d), Thanbayakan (25 000 bbl/d) and Chauk (6 000 bbl/d). The refineries are old and their utilisation rate is low (around 10%).

A 771 km-long crude oil pipeline between Myanmar and China was completed in 2014 and started operations in 2017.

Interactive Chart Myanmar Crude Oil Production

More research: Asia Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

The Department of Research and Innovation under MOEE is preparing the renewable energy policy, with two main goals: developing hydropower by incentivising private sector participation (under BOT or as joint ventures) and increasing the use of alternative fuels by households, including biofuels.

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

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

Myanmar submitted its first NDC to the UNFCC in 2017. However, there are no quantitative estimates for GHG reduction in the NDC document. Instead, it outlines the various mitigation efforts pursued by the Government in the sectors of forestry and energy. The country does, however, note that it is a net GHG emissions sink.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have quadrupled to nearly 33 MtCO2 since 2010, due to an increase in thermal power generation. CO2 emissions per capita remain very low, however, at 0.61 tCO2/cap. in 2018.


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