2016 Lebanon Key Figures
Population: 6.01 million
GDP growth rate: 1.76 %/year
Energy independence: 2.41%
Total consumption/GDP:* 91.0 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 3.58 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption is 1.2toe/cap, including 2 660 kWh of electricity (2016).

Oil accounts for 95% of the country's overall consumption, and coal and biomass for 2% each.

On the whole, total energy consumption has been increasing by 2.5%/ year since 2010, bringing it to 7.3 Mtoe. It increased rapidly between 2007 and 2009, mainly because of the interruption in 2009 of illegal ...

Lebanon energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil exploration, which was stopped at the beginning of the war in 1975, was started up again in 1992 through an international call for tenders.

Since the country's two refineries (Tripoli in the north and Zahrani in the south) were both closed in 2005, Lebanon is obliged to import all the oil products it consumes.

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The national target is 12% of renewables in electricity and heat supply by 2020.The action plan toward this target is presented in The National Renewable Energy Action Plan for Lebanon (NREAP) 2016-2020. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC published in 2015 sets a target of 15% renewables by 2030 (unconditional target).

In 2010, the Government allocated US$1.5m to ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In the frame of the COP21, the country committed itself in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030 (unconditional target) compared to a business as usual scenario.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have increased rapidly since 2007, by an average of 6.8%%/year from 2007 to 2016.


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