Papua New Guinea

2017 Papua New Guinea Key Figures
Population: 8.25 million
GDP growth rate: 2.55 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 67.3 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.67 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 2.35%
* 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 is 420 kWh (2017).

After a rise of 16% in 2016, total energy consumption, remained stable to 3.8 Mtoe in 2017. It is mainly covered by oil (48%) and biomass (38%). Hydropower and geothermal (primary electricity) and gas cover the remainder (12% and 2%, respectively).

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 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Crude oil production has stopped in 2015. It 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. 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 (which is the official 2050 target of PNG's ...

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