2015 Portugal Key Figures
Population: 10.3 million
GDP growth rate: 1.47 %/year
Energy independence: 23.8%
Total consumption/GDP:* 84.9 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.71 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.97%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Consumption per capita is 31% lower than the EU average, at 2.1 toe, 4 500 kWh of which is electricity (19% below the EU average).



Portugal energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Portugal does not produce oil, and in 20154 imported 18 Mt of oil (83% of which as crude oil). In 2015, the main suppliers were Angola (26%), Saudi Arabia (13%), Algeria and Kazakhstan (10% each).

The country has a refining capacity of 330 kb/d (16.5 Mt/year) distributed in two refineries...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption decreased at the rapid pace of 6.9%/year between 2005 and 2012, when it reached 9.1 Mt. It then increased until 2014(+2.9%/year) to 9.7 Mt, but decreased slightly in 2015 (-0.6%).

The transport sector is the largest oil product consumer (55% in 2015). Industry...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption increased rapidly between 1997 and 2011, bringing it to 5.2 bcm. In 2015, the lower hydropower availability spurred gas demand in the power sector (+49%), raising total gas consumption by 18% to 4.6 bcm.

The share of gas used for power generation dropped from more than 60...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

The totality of the coal consumption is used for power generation. In 2011 and 2012 coal consumption soared (by 38% and 31%, respectively), driven by a boom in coal-fired generation due to lower hydro availability and to competitive prices compared to gas. In 2013, soaring hydropower generation...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption, which had soared between 1990 and 2008 (+4.1%/year), declined until 2014 (-2.3%/year) and slightly increased in 2015 (+0.6%) to 46 TWh.

In 2015, industry and services remained the largest electricity consumers with 34% each, followed by households with 26%.


Renewable in % electricity production

ADENE is the national agency responsible for renewables.

The National Energy Strategy 2020 (NES 2020) plans to increase the share of renewables to 60% of electricity production and to 31% of final energy consumption in 2020. According to the NES 2020, by 2020 the country...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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