United Arab Emirates Energy Information

2019 United Arab Emirates Key Figures

Population: 9.76 million
GDP growth rate: 1.29 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 116 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 20.1 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.43%

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Total Energy Consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is very high (the 6th highest worldwide in 2019) and represents 8.2 toe in 2019. Per capita electricity consumption is also very high at 12.7 MWh in 2019 (8th highest in the world).

Total energy consumption has been quite stable since 2016 (79 Mtoe in 2019). However, it more than doubled between 2000 and 2016.


Interactive Chart United Arab Emirates Total Energy Consumption

Crude Oil Production

Oil production has remained stable since 2015, around 180 Mt (183 Mt in 2019 or 4.0 mb/d); it increased rapidly by 5.8%/year between 2010 and 2015.

The country exports around 60% of its production, almost exclusively to Asia and the Pacific region (mainly to Japan).

Interactive Chart United Arab Emirates Crude Oil Production

More research: EMEA Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

The UAE targets to cover 44% of its energy consumption with renewables by 2050 (Energy Strategy 2050).

Abu Dhabi has set a goal of generating 7% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, while the share of renewables in Dubai's power mix is expected to reach 25% in 2030 and 75% by 2050.

Interactive Chart United Arab Emirates Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

The UAE Government has set a GHG emission reduction target of 15% by 2021 to respect one of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, and a target of 70% by 2050 in the Energy Strategy 2050. UAE's NDC does not specify quantitative reduction targets.

CO2 emissions from energy use increased rapidly until 2016 (5.3%/year over 2000-2016) and have been stable since then (199 MtCO2).


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