Lao PDR

2014 Lao PDR Key Figures
Population: 6.90 million
GDP growth rate: 7.42 %/year
Energy independence: 88.1%
Total consumption/GDP:* 57.3 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.38 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption is relatively low at 0.36 toe/capita, including around 460 kWh of electricity (2014).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

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Lao PDR energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

In 2007 the Government granted an exploration permit for the Savannakhet area, which is the main zone of interest in the country. Three permits had been granted in the past, but no drillings were carried out and the companies withdrew. As at 2015, drilling is yet to start in the Champasak and...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2011, the Government published its Renewable Energy Development Strategy which focuses on resources which are not yet widely explored in Lao PDR (biofuels, biogas, solar energy, wind, small hydropower). The Government aims to increase the share of renewable energies to 30% of the total energy...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Lao ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2003. The country's CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased by 6%/year from 2000 to 2012, on average. After 2012, CO2 emissions remained almost stable.

Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)

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