2018 Kuwait Key Figures
Population: 4.26 million
GDP growth rate: 1.18 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 101 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 21.6 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.2%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption is very high, at 8.0 toe in 2018, with electricity accounting for around 13.7 MWh/capita.

Total energy consumption grew very rapidly between 2000 and 2012 (4.8%/year on average) and has remained quite stable since then (34 Mtoe in 2018).

Oil and gas each covered 44% and 56%, 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. After remaining roughly stable until 2016, it has decreased by 7% since then to148 Mt in 2018, 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. In October 2019, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia agreed to restart oil production in ...

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 doubled between 2000 and 2015 and have remained stable since then (92 Mt in 2018).


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