Saudi Arabia

2015 Saudi Arabia Key Figures
Population: 29.9 million
GDP growth rate: 3.43 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 104 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 16.8 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.1%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Consumption per capita is very high, reaching 7.2 toe in 2015, including about 9 600 kWh.

Total energy consumption is increasing very rapidly and has doubled since 2000. Saudi Arabia is the sixth largest consumer of oil in the world (2014).


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the world, with 565 Mt (2015, crude oil and NGL). Production has increased by 24% since 2009, when it fell by a sharp 9%. Crude oil represents 90% of the total production, while the remaining 10% is made up of Natural Gas Liquids (NGL).


EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA CARE) was established in 2010 to develop nuclear and renewables programmes. However, the programme was cancelled in early 2015.

The "Saudi Vision 2030" program includes plans to generate 9.5 GW of electricity from renewable...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Emissions per capita are among the highest in the world, similarly to other gulf countries (7th largest per capita emitter in the world in 2014).

CO2- energy emissions have increased strongly since 1990 (+5%/year) and reached 500 MtCO2 in 2015. This rhythm...

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