Russia Energy Information
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GDP growth rate: -3.6 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2020
CO2 Emissions: 11.4 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.61%
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Total Energy Consumption
Total per capita consumption reached 5.1 toe in 2020. Per capita electricity consumption was around 6 280 kWh.
Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2015 and 2019 (2.6%/year) and then dropped by 4% in 2020.
In 2020, gas represented the largest share of consumption (55%), followed by oil (19%), coal (15%), nuclear (8%), hydro (2%), and biomass (1%).
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Interactive Chart Russia Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production increased by 1.4%/year between 2014 and 2019, reaching 561 Mt in 2019. Production dropped by around 9% in 2020 to 512 Mt. Russia was the world's second largest crude oil producer in 2020, after the USA and at the same level as Saudi Arabia.
Interactive Chart Russia Crude Oil Production
Oil Products Consumption
Oil consumption remained roughly stable between 2012 and 2019 at about 150 Mtoe and then dropped by around 4% in 2020 to 144 Mt.
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)
Transport is the largest oil consuming sector with 40% of total oil products (44% in 2019), ahead of industry (31%, including non-energy uses), the hydrocarbon sector (14 %), and the residential-services-agriculture sector (12%).
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2020, %)
Interactive Chart Russia Refined Oil Products Production
Natural Gas Consumption
Gas consumption soared by 12.8%/year between 2017 and 2019 and then dropped by around 3.3% to 493 bcm in 2020.
Gas is mainly consumed in the electricity sector (37%). Industry represents 25% and the residential-services sector 18%.
Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)
Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2020, %)
Interactive Chart Russia Natural Gas Domestic Consumption
Coal and lignite consumption increased by 2.8%/year between 2014 and 2019 and then dropped by 10.6% in 2020 to 210 Mt. Most of the coal and lignite is consumed in power plants (55% in 2020).
Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)
Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2020, %)
Interactive Chart Russia Coal and Lignite Domestic Consumption
Total electricity consumption increased slightly between 2010 and 2019 (0.9%/year) and then decreased by 2.4% to 909 TWh in 2020.
Industry is the main electricity consumer with 36% of the total (-10 points since 2000), ahead of the residential sector with 18% (20% in 2000) and services with 16% (doubling since 2000). Transport accounts for 6% of total electricity consumption, i.e. a significant share compared to other countries, due to the strong presence of public transport.
Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)
Renewable in % Electricity Production
The Government target for 2020 of a 2.5% share of wind and solar in the power mix (State Programme on Energy Efficiency and Energy Development, 2014) has not been reached (0.3% in 2020). In June 2021, the authorities plan to award RUB360bn (US$4.9bn) of state support for renewables projects through 2035. The country aims to add 12 GW of renewables capacity by 2035.
Interactive Chart Russia Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
Russia ratified the Paris agreement in 2019. Inits first NDC (2020), the country set the target to cut GHG emissions to 70% of their 1990 level (3.1 GtCO2eq) in 2030 (2.2 GtCO2eq, taking into account the maximum possible absorptive capacity of forests). Since Russia's GHG emissions (including forests) have nearly halved since 1990, reaching 1.54 GtCO2eq in 2020, this target would allow the country to significantly increase GHG emissions by 2030.
A pilot market national carbon market should be established in 2022 in the Sakhalin region.
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