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Malaysia energy report

Malaysia energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Malaysia energy market data.

Malaysia energy report
Update: August, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 34 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Malaysia energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Malaysia. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2016 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Economic Planning Unit (EPU), a powerful planning body under the supervision of the Prime Minister, drafts the country's energy policy through its energy division (Energy Section). Decisions are taken by a restricted council of ministers, the "Cabinet Committee on Energy".

    An independent authority, the Energy Commission ("Suruhanjaya Tenaga"), has regulated the electricity sector ...

  • Energy Companies


    Petronas is the main player both in natural gas production and on the LNG market. Petronas controls the 3 LNG complex units of Bintulu through 4 subsidiaries. In 2016, its gas production reached 85 bcm.

    Malaysia LNG (MLNG) (90% held by Petronas and 5% each by Sarawak and Mitsubishi) manages the first unit, which has a capacity of 8.4 Mt/year and was commissioned in 1983. Petronas ...

  • Energy Supply


    Malaysia's oil reserves were estimated to be about 490 Mt at the end of 2016 (i.e. about 17 years of production). The country's gas reserves are far larger (2 740 bcm in 2016); they represent around 40 years of production. The country also has substantial coal reserves, evaluated at 4 Gt, which are essentially located in the states of Sarawak and Sabah. Moreover, Malaysia has a strong ...

  • Energy Prices


    In 2015, the average price of electricity was the same for households and industrial customers (US$7.4c/kWh). Electricity prices are similar to those in neighbouring countries like China but much lower than in Japan and South Korea.


  • Energy Consumption

    In 2015, consumption per capita was 3.1toe. Electricity consumption per capita has increased from around 2 600 kWh per capita in 2000 to 4 00 kWh in 2016.

    Total energy consumption increased at the rapid pace of 4.2%/year, on average, from 2000 to 2016. Natural gas and oil account for 37% and 39%, respectively, of total consumption (2016). The share of coal has increased significantly ...

  • Issues & Prospects

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In the Malaysia market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • GRAPH 6: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 7: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2016, %)

In the Malaysia market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Malaysia market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2016 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Malaysia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Malaysia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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