Papua New Guinea

2016 Papua New Guinea Key Figures
Population: 8.08 million
GDP growth rate: 2.51 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 65.9 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.72 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 2.35%
* at purchasing power parity
Papua New Guinea Related Analysis
Papua New Guinea Related Research

Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is relatively stable, at 0.5 toe. Electricity consumption per capita is 429 kWh (2016).

Total energy consumption, which had been progressing slowly in recent years, rose by 16% in 2016. It is mainly covered by oil (50%) and biomass (37%). Hydropower and geothermal (primary electricity) and gas cover the remainder (11% and 2%, ...


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Crude oil production dropped sharply from 2 Mt in 2009 to 0.3 Mt in 2010 and stopped in 2011 and 2012. It then resumed, with 1.3 Mt in 2013 and 0.8 Mt in 2014, but has since stopped. Before 2009, PNG's oil production declined steadily from around 5 Mt (1990-2000).

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 2016, the Government submitted its NDC: it aims to become carbon free by 2030 in the electricity sector. This could make the country close to 100% renewable in the power sector by 2030 (PNG's Vision 2050 set a target of 100% renewable ...

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