Papua New Guinea

2014 Papua New Guinea Key Figures
Population: 7.46 million
GDP growth rate: 8.53 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 61.5 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.68 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 1.91%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is relatively stable, at 0.5 toe. Electricity consumption per capita was 440 kWh (2015).

Total energy consumption is mainly covered by oil (44%) and biomass (43%). The remaining consumption comes from hydropower and geothermal (11%) and gas (2%).


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Crude oil production virtually stopped in 2011, and only resumed in 2013 (0.76 Mt in 2014). Before 2009, it declined steadily, from 4.5 Mt in 1990 to 3.7 Mt in 2000 and to around 2 Mt between 2007 and 2009.

The country has one refinery with a capacity of 32 500 bbl/d.

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The Papua New Guinea Climate Change (Management) Act 2015 established the National Climate Change and the Climate Change and Green Growth Trust Fund.

In 2015, the Government submitted its INDC for the COP21: it aims to become carbon free by 2030 in the electricity sector. This could make...

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