2017 Australia Key Figures
Population: 24.5 million
GDP growth rate: 2.21 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 82.2 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 16.7 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.23%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is relatively high, at about 5.3 toe, i.e. 70% higher than in the European Union. Per capita electricity consumption is 9 344 kWh (2017).

Total energy consumption increased regularly between 2000 and 2008, at an average pace of 2%/year. Between 2008 and 2015, it has remained roughly stable and increased by 1.4%/year since then to 129 Mtoe in ...

Australia energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Australia's production of liquid hydrocarbons (crude oil, condensates and LPG) was 15.2 Mt in 2017; it has halved since it peaked in 2000 due to the decline in the production from mature basins. Australia's two largest producing basins, Carnarvon Basin in north-western Australia and Gippsland Basin in the Bass Strait, now account for 83% of Australia's total production of liquid ...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Between 2014-2016, the consumption of oil products has been roughly stable, at around 44 Mt. It peaked to 46.5 Mt in 2017. Previously, it had been increasing by almost 2%/year between 2000 and 2014. The transport sector alone accounts for about 68% of consumption.



Asia Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption has been increasing very rapidly since 2007 at a rate of 5%/year (43.3 bcm in 2017). Electricity production accounts for 36% of the consumption, industry for 27%, the energy sector (others) for 23%, and the residential and tertiary sector for around 14%.

In the last years, the gas consumption increase is related to the commissioning of several gas power ...

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal and lignite consumption declined between 2009 and 2014. It increased by 11 % in 2016 due to a rebound of coal power generation. It has again decreased in 2017 to 119 Mt. Around 94% of the consumption goes to the electricity sector.



 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption was virtually stable between 2011 and 2014 and has been slightly increasing since 2015 (229 TWh in 2017). It grew steadily before then (2%/year, on average, over 2000-2011). Industry is the largest user of electricity with 35% of electricity consumption, followed by services (29%) and households (26%).


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CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Australia's NDC aims to reduce GHG emissions to 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. GHG emissions have been decreasing since 2006 and were 3% below their 2000 level in FY 2016, reaching 537 MtCO2 in June 2016.

The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Green Paper, released in 2014, plans to introduce a carbon buy-back scheme (Emissions Reduction Fund- ERF) on the model of the UN Clean ...

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