Mauritania

2014 Mauritania Key Figures
Population: 3.99 million
GDP growth rate: 6.88 %/year
Energy independence: 60.4%
Total consumption/GDP:* 94.6 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.62 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 11.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per inhabitant is estimated at 0.32 toe, including 220 kWh of electricity (2014).

Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+4.7%/year, on average, since 2006).

Oil covers 63% of the country's energy needs and non-conventional energies (mainly wood) 36%. Oil...

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...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The Government has set the objectives to produce 15% of electricity from renewable energies in 2015 and 20% in 2020 (10% in 2014). It plans to install 15 MW of solar, in addition to the 60 MW of solar installed over the last two years.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In September 2015, the country presented its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) for the COP21 in Paris. It set a GHG emissions reduction target of 22% in 2030, compared to a business as usual scenario. The actual target will depend on the availability of international support for...

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