2018 Qatar Key Figures
Population: 2.73 million
GDP growth rate: 2.18 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 92.5 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 34.2 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.31%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The country's total energy consumption per capita is very high at around 18 toe, including 13 200 kWh of electricity (the 5th highest level of electricity consumption per capita in the world).

The total consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2014, growing at an average rate of +11% per year. It decreased significantly in 2016 and rebounded again in 2018, reaching 51 Mtoe. It ...

Qatar energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

In 2018, total oil production amounted to 76 Mt, i.e. double the production of 2000. Oil production increased up to 2013 (80 Mt) and has been decreasing slightly since then; the growth was mainly explained by the increase in NGL production (around 50% of the production).

Qatar exports about 60% of its oil production (crude and NGL) as well as oil products (22 Mt in 2018).

The ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption increased very rapidly between 2000 and 2014 (11.5%/year), pushing consumption up to 7.3 Mt in 2014, mainly driven by transport (56% of total oil products consumption). However, it decreased significantly thereafter, to 6.5 Mt in 2018. This trend is driven by a 30% decrease in oil consumption in the industry sector since 2014.


EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased extremely rapidly between 2005 and 2015 (11.4%/year) and has remained roughly stable since then (49.6 bcm in 2018).

The oil and gas sector consumes 58% of the total, electricity production 23%, and industry 19% (including non-energy uses).



EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption reached 43.4 TWh in 2018. It has ramped up very rapidly since 2000 (9.5%/year on average) with the increasing use of air conditioning and the soaring water desalinisation industry. The residential sector accounts for 44% of that consumption, and industry and services follow with 28% each.


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Renewable in % electricity production

The country strives to meet 20% of its energy demand from renewable sources by 2030. It aims to reach a solar capacity of 1 800 MW by 2020, for a cost estimated between US$10bn and US$20bn. However, this target will not be reached, as the commissioning of the first large-scale solar power plant (350 MW) is only expected for the end of 2020.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Although Qatar submitted an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in preparation of the COP21 and ratified the Paris agreement in April 2016, no firm commitments were made to reduce its GHG emissions.

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion have quadrupled since 2000, from 24 MtCO2 to 92 MtCO2 in 2018 (+7.3%/year). Qatar's carbon-intensive economy, combined with a low ...

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