2016 Chile Key Figures
Population: 18.1 million
GDP growth rate: 1.70 %/year
Energy independence: 31.0%
Total consumption/GDP:* 92.7 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.61 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.66%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is around 2.1 toe. The country's electricity consumption per capita is around 3 884 kWh.

Total energy consumption increased by 3.1% in 2016, reaching 38.5 Mtoe. It is dominated by oil, with 45% in 2016. The share of gas has been decreasing since its peak of 15% in 2009 to 10% in 2013; it has remained steady since. Coal, which is driven by the power ...

Chile energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production is negligible (0.4 Mt in 2016). Imports consist of 9.2 Mt of crude and 7.8 Mt of oil products.

The Arica pipeline makes it possible to import oil from Bolivia. The Transandin pipeline, which connects Chile to Argentina, stopped operating in 2006.

The country has a refining capacity of 230 000 bbl/d, split between three refineries: RPC (102 000 bbl/d), Petrox (114 ...

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The Centre for Renewable Energies (CER) was jointly founded by CNE and Corfo (a state development organisation) in 2009 to develop and promote non-conventional renewables.

In 2013, CNE approved a new legal target of 20% by 2025 for the share of renewables in the power mix. As part of the 2015-2019 energy strategy presented in 2014, the country will aim for renewables to make up 45% of ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The country made a commitment under the UNFCCC to cut GHG emissions by 20% over 2007 levels by 2020, subject to international support. In December 2015, for the COP 21 in Paris, Chile announced it would reduce its carbon intensity by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2007 levels).

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have almost tripled since 1990.


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