2016 Mauritania Key Figures
Population: 4.30 million
GDP growth rate: 2.00 %/year
Energy independence: 57.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 92.4 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.60 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 26.8%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per inhabitant is estimated at 0.31 toe, including 220 kWh of electricity (2015).

Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+4.2%/year, on average, since 2006) and stood at 1.3 Mtoe in 2016.

Oil covers 64% of the country's energy needs and non-conventional energies (mainly wood) 36%. Oil is mainly used by the transport sector (56%) and for electricity ...

Mauritania energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production at the Chinguetti oil field started in 2006 at a level of 1.5 Mt, but was halved in 2007 and has decreased even further since then, dropping to 0.3 Mt. The low production is mainly due to technical difficulties (geological problems, maintenance, gas leaks, false alarms, closure of a well, rise in the level of water, etc.) and the geological structure of the field.

The ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The Government has set the objective to produce 15% of electricity from wind and solar in 2015 and 20% in 2020. Wind and solar already accounted for as much as 16% of capacity and 10% of production in 2015.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) following the COP21 in Paris, the country set a GHG emissions reduction target of 22% in 2030, compared to a BAU scenario. The actual target will depend on the availability of international support for financing, capacity building and also technology transfer.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion are increasing rapidly (6.5%/year since ...

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