Congo DR

2016 Congo DR Key Figures
Population: 78.7 million
GDP growth rate: 2.21 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 88.0 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.02 tCO2/capita
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is 0.4 toe, including around 90 kWh of electricity (2016).

Biomass covers approximately 95% of the country's energy needs. Although it has a large surplus of firewood, the eastern part of the country, which is more populated, is subject to fast deforestation, just like the periphery of the cities.


Congo DR energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has been declining since 2011 and reached 0.9 Mt in 2017.

Since the closure of the SOCIR refinery in 2001, all the production is exported.

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC, the country is committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 17% by 2030 compared to a BaU projection (-70 Mteq CO2). The total investment required to meet this objective is estimated at bn12.5 US$.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have increased by around 10%/year between 2001 and 2015 (to 3 MtCO2). In 2016, they dropped sharply due to oil. More than 90% of total CO2 ...

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