Morocco

2017 Morocco Key Figures
Population: 35.8 million
GDP growth rate: 4.12 %/year
Energy independence: 9.00%
Total consumption/GDP:* 82.4 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.59 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is 0.6 toe, including 908 kWh of electricity (2017).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Total energy consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2000, by an average of 3.6%/year, reaching 20 Mtoe in 2017.

Oil accounts for 61% of total energy consumption, coal for 22%, traditional biomass for 7%, gas for 5%, and primary ...

Morocco energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The national production of hydrocarbons is low. Nearly all the oil is imported, mainly in the form of crude oil until the shutdown of the sole refinery of the country in 2015 (200 000 bbl/d Samir refinery), but also as LPG and diesel, while naphtha surpluses are re-exported. Oil product imports have increased nine-fold since 2000 (+11%/year since 2015), nearing 13 Mt in 2017.

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil products consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2012 (4.4%/year, on average), reaching a peak of 12.3 Mt. It remained stable between 2011 and 2013 and decreased in 2014 to 11.5 Mt (-6.3%). It has been increasing again slightly since then (+1.6%/year) to reach 12 Mt in 2017. The transport sector consumes 45% of oil products, followed by the residential-tertiary sector (26%), ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption reached 1.3 bcm in 2017. It has increased significantly since 2005, after the commissioning of the Tahaddart and Tarfaya power plants. The power sector accounted for 94% of gas consumption in the country in 2017, the rest being consumed by the industrial sector (6%).

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, ...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption remained roughly stable between 2001 and 2013 (between 4 and 5 Mt) and increased sharply in 2014 and 2015 (to 6.7 Mt in 2015). It has remained stable again since then. Coal is almost exclusively used for power generation purposes (99.6%) and the significant increase is due to the commissioning of new coal power plants.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has grown rapidly since 2000 with the implementation of the electrification program (5.4%/year, on average). Industry is the largest electricity consumer (36%), followed by households (34%) and the tertiary sector (17%).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

Renewable in % electricity production

Masen, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, was established in 2010 to manage developments of solar power. Its responsibilities were extended in September 2016 to coordinate all renewable energy projects, including wind and hydro. ONEE and AMEE will gradually transfer to Masen all projects and assets related to renewables over a transitional period of 5 years.

Under the National ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Morocco ratified the Paris Agreement in September 2016 and submitted its NDC, which sets a national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 17 % below BAU emissions by 2030. The country will have to invest US$26bn to reach this goal. Morocco could commit to an additional 15% energy consumption reduction by 2030 and could also reach over 52% of installed electricity production ...

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