2016 Kuwait Key Figures
Population: 4.05 million
GDP growth rate: 2.46 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 103 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 22.2 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.1%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption is very high, at 8.8 toe in 2016, with electricity accounting for around 13 700 kWh.

Total energy consumption is growing very rapidly (around 4%/year, on average, since 2000) and reached almost 36 Mtoe in 2016. Oil and gas each cover 50% of the country's energy needs in 2016.


Oil covers 47% of ...

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 (160 Mt in 2016), 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 yet to be resolved and matters might have been complicated by an oil spill occurring in August 2017 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.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its INDC for the COP 21, Kuwait made a commitment to set up a transition to a low-carbon economy, without a quantitative target.

Energy-related CO2 emissions have increased 3.2-fold since 1990.


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