2017 Kuwait Key Figures
Population: 4.22 million
GDP growth rate: -2.5 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 109 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 20.8 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 11.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption is very high, at 8.7 toe in 2017, with electricity accounting for around 13. 7 MWh/capita.

Total energy consumption is growing very rapidly (around 4%/year, on average, since 2000) and reached almost 36.5 Mtoe in 2017.

Oil and gas each covered 48% and 52%, respectively, of the country's energy needs in 2017.


Kuwait energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production increased by more than 50% between 2000 and 2012 and has remained roughly stable since then (152 Mt in 2017), partly because of a dispute with Saudi Arabia resulting in the stoppage of production at the Khafji and the Wafra fields in the divided neutral zone. The dispute is expected to be resolved in 2019. In addition, production cuts decided by OPEC in January 2017 have ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The country set an ambitious goal to generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2030, as part of the goals set in its New Vision 2035.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In April 2018, Kuwait ratified the Paris agreement, thus validating its Nationally Determined Contribution. The NDC implies a commitment to set up a transition to a low-carbon economy, without a quantitative target.

Energy-related CO2 emissions tripled between 1990 and 2015 and have stopped increasing since then.


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