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Papua New Guinea Energy Information

Papua New Guinea Key Figures

Population: 8.78 million
GDP growth rate: 4.93 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 76.3 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.87 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 2.35%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

Total energy consumption per capita reached 0.53 toe in 2019. Electricity consumption per capita is around 750 kWh (2019).

Total energy consumption increased by 12% in 2019 to 4.7 Mtoe, driven by a high growth of thermal power generation. Energy consumption previously increased by around 3%/year over 2010-2018. Energy consumption is mainly covered by oil (43%) and biomass (31%).

Gas and, geothermal and hydropower (primary electricity) cover the remainder (17%, 7,5% and 1.5%, respectively).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

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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 32 500 bbl/d.

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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 to its previous NDC submitted in 2016 to reach 100% renewable 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 updated NDC PNG committed in 2020 to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 within the energy industries sub-sector, and will establish a framework for fossil fuels offsetting. PNG also plans a reduction in annual reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation due to agriculture expansion and commercial logging of 10 MtCO2eq compared to 2015 level.

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