Papua New Guinea Energy Information
Papua New Guinea Key Figures
GDP growth rate: -3.5 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2020
CO2 Emissions: 0.87 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 2.03%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Total energy consumption per capita reached 0.52 toe in 2020. Electricity consumption per capita is around 620 kWh.
Total energy consumption remained stable in 2020 at 4.7 Mtoe. Between 2018-2019 it increased by 12%, driven by high growth in thermal power generation. Energy consumption had previously increased by around 3%/year over 2010-2018.
Energy consumption is mainly covered by oil (46%) and biomass (31%). Gas, geothermal, and hydropower (primary electricity) cover the remainder (14%, 7.5%, and 1.5%, respectively).
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Interactive Chart Papua New Guinea Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
After several years of very irregular production since 2009 (between 0 and 1.3 Mt), crude oil production stopped in 2015. Before 2009, PNG's oil production declined steadily from around 3.6 Mt in 2000 to 2 Mt in 2009.
The country has one refinery with a capacity of 32.5 kbl/d.
Interactive Chart Papua New Guinea Crude Oil Production
Renewable in % Electricity Production
In 2020, the Government updated its NDC and committed to raise the share of renewables in the grid-connected installed capacity from 30% in 2015 to 78% in 2030. The target is a decrease compared to the previous NDC submitted in 2016 to reach 100% renewables by 2030 due to an increase in the LNG sector and its role in the power sector.
Interactive Chart Papua New Guinea Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
The Papua New Guinea Climate Change (Management) Act 2015 established the Climate Change Development Authority and the Climate Change and Green Growth Trust Fund.
Through its updated NDC (2020), PNG committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 in the energy sector, and will establish a framework for fossil fuels offsetting. PNG also plans an annual reduction in emissions from deforestation and forest degradation due to agriculture expansion and commercial logging of 10 MtCO2eq compared to 2015 level.
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