Saudi Arabia

2017 Saudi Arabia Key Figures
Population: 33.1 million
GDP growth rate: -0.7 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 123 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 17.8 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.65%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Consumption per capita is very high, reaching 6.8 toe in 2017, including about 9 400 kWh.

Total energy consumption reached 224 Mtoe in 2017. It is increasing very rapidly (by 5%/year on average) and has more than doubled since 2000. Saudi Arabia is the sixth largest consumer of oil in the world (2017).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

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 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil producer in the world, with 560 Mt (2017, crude oil and NGL). Production has increased by an average 1.5%/year since 2000, but this increase was not stable as it depended on OPEC production cuts. Crude oil represents 90% of the total production, while the remaining 10% is made up of NGL.

Saudi Aramco reached full production from Manifa, the ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

KACARE is in charge of renewables programmes. The "Saudi Vision 2030" program includes plans to generate 9.5 GW of electricity from renewables by 2030, of which 3.45 GW are already planned for 2020. The country has set up a National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), through which the government is implementing its Vision 2030 programme and aims to produce 10% of its power from renewables by ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

According to the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted following the COP 21, Saudi Arabia intends to reduce its GHG emissions until achieving a reduction of 130 MtCO2eq by 2030 as compared to a BAU scenario.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion per capita are among the highest in the world and reached 17.8 tCO2/cap in 2017, similar to other Gulf countries (6th largest per ...

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