Energy Reports

Uruguay energy report

Uruguay 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 Uruguay energy market data.

Uruguay energy report
Update: November, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 26 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Uruguay energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Uruguay. 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 Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines (MIEM), through its National Energy Department (DNE),supervises the energy sector and the energy companies, with the exception of the company that manages the Salto Grande joint hydroelectric plant between Uruguay and...

  • Energy Companies


    Gasoducto del Litoral (100% Ancap) owns and operates the gas pipeline which supplies the town of Paysandu at the border with Argentina.

    Gasoducto Cruz del Sur (BG 40%, Pan American 30%, Ancap 20% and Wintershall Energie 10%) manages the gas pipeline that...

  • Energy Supply


    In 2008 an important offshore gas reserve was discovered approximately 100 km off Punta del Este. A first round for the attribution of exploration licences was launched in 2009. Exploration started in 2010.

    Uruguay is connected to Argentina with two gas pipes: the first one entered into...

  • Energy Prices


    Natural gas prices saw huge increases between 2011 and 2013. In 2016, they stand at US$9.7c/kWh for industry and US$12.9c/kWh for households.



  • Energy Consumption

    The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.5 toe, including 3 200 kWh/cap (2016).

    Uruguay's total consumption has increased at the pace of 3.0%/year, on average, since 2008. It reached 5.2 Mtoe in 2016.

    Oil represented 42% of the country's total energy consumption in...

  • Issues & Prospects


    The country expects to greatly exploit gas reserves that were discovered in 2008, in particular in view of the rise of the export prices to Argentina. While it waits for its resources to be exploited, Uruguay plans to import gas from Bolivia. Various solutions are being studied, involving...

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In the Uruguay 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: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh GCV)
  • 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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.
  • Uruguay Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Uruguay 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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