Mauritania

2017 Mauritania Key Figures
Population: 4.43 million
GDP growth rate: 3.46 %/year
Energy independence: 46.3%
Total consumption/GDP:* 97.1 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.66 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 26.1%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per inhabitant is estimated at 0.33 toe, including 225 kWh of electricity (2017).

Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+4.3%/year, on average, since 2007) and stood at 1.5 Mtoe in 2017.

Oil covers 65% of the country's energy needs and biomass 33%. Oil is mainly used for electricity production (46%) and by the transport sector (44%) (2017).

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Mauritania energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production started in 2006 at the Chinguetti oil field at a level of 1.5 Mt, but was halved in 2007 and has decreased even further since then, dropping to 0.17 Mt in 2017 and stopping in 2018. This situation was 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 ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In the SCAPP, the Government has set the objective to reach a share of 50% in the energy mix in 2020.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution), 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 (6.3%/year since 2006). In 2017, energy ...

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