Chile

2018 Chile Key Figures
Population: 18.2 million
GDP growth rate: 4.02 %/year
Energy independence: 34.3%
Total consumption/GDP:* 88.9 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.61 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.42%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is around 2.2 toe. The country's electricity consumption per capita is around 4 000 kWh.

Total energy consumption increased by 3.1%/year between 2014 and 2018, reaching 39 Mtoe. It is dominated by oil, with 41% in 2018. The share of gas decreased since its peak of 15% in 2009 to 10% in 2014; it has been increasing slowly since then (13% in 2018). Coal, ...

Chile energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production is negligible (0.4 Mt in 2018). Imports consisted of 8.6 Mt of crude and 7.6 Mt of oil products in 2018.

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 235 700 bbl/d, split between three refineries: RPC (104 000 bbl/d), ...


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The development of renewables is under the responsibility of the Sustainable Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy.

In 2013, CNE approved a new legal target of 20% by 2025 for the share of non-conventional renewables in the power mix (18% in 2018). The country will aim for non-conventional renewables to make up 45% of all new capacities installed between 2014 and ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC, Chile is committed to reducing its carbon intensity by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2007 levels).

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have almost tripled between 1990 and 2017 and have declined by 3.5% in 2018, mainly due to an increase of renewable production and an increasing share of gas in energy consumption at the expense of oil and coal.

Graph: CO2-ENERGY ...

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