Algeria

2017 Algeria Key Figures
Population: 41.4 million
GDP growth rate: 1.99 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 121 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 3.28 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 14.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Compared to other developing countries with a similar development level, Algeria's consumption is high (1.3 toe per capita), partly because of consumption and losses in the energy sector (mainly in oil and gas production and in LNG plants). Electricity consumption per capita reaches 1 550 kWh (2017).

Total energy consumption increased rapidly until 2015 (5 %/year since 2000). It ...

Algeria energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production (crude oil and NGL) has been declining since 2007 (when it reached 86 Mt) and stood at 67 Mt in 2017 (i.e. a 22% decrease compared to 2007). Previously, it saw a rapid increase between 1996 and 2005 (+43%) thanks to the exploitation of new fields, and remained stable at around 84 Mt between 2005 and 2007. In 2016, Sonatrach increased production at the Hassi Messaoud field by ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption increased very rapidly between 2006 and 2015 (+6.3%/year), pushing consumption to 18 Mt in 2015. It has been decreasing since then, partly as a result of higher fuel prices. Transport absorbs more than 75% of total oil products consumption.

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption has been increasing by an average of around 5%/year since 2000. Power plants consume 44% of the gas, followed by the residential and services sector (23%) and industry (19%) (2017). The remaining 14% is used by the hydrocarbon sector.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is low and has decreased nearly threefold since 2008. The totality of the coal (0.3 Mt) is consumed by industry.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has grown by almost 10%/year since 2009, bringing it to 64 TWh in 2017. The electrification rate is close to 100%.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

In 2017, industry accounted for 32% of electricity consumption, followed by the residential sector with 30%; the tertiary sector has a share of 22%.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY ...

Renewable in % electricity production

In the frame of the new Programme for the Development of Renewable Energy, adopted in 2015, the Government raised the target for renewables to 22 GW by 2030; they will represent 37% of installed capacity and should cover 27% of the country's electricity needs. The bulk of this new capacity should come from solar PV (13.6 GW, of which 3 GW should be installed over the 2015-2020 period), ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its National Determined Contributions (NDC), the country announced its aim to reduce GHG emissions by 7% by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario, which could be raised to 22% under the condition of access to new financial resources from bilateral and multilateral partners, as well as clean technology transfer on concessional and preferential terms.

CO2 emissions from energy use have ...

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