Energy in Djibouti

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Located in the Horn of Africa region, Djibouti had no proven reserves of oil or natural gas, or refining capacity, as of 1 January 2003. In addition, Djibouti has no known reserves of coal. The country's energy and power sector is dominated by electrical power generation.

Electrical Power[edit]

According to an August 2003 Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis brief, Djibouti has an installed electrical power generating capacity of 85 MW, which is generated from an oil-fired generating station in the capital. In 2002 electrical power output was put at 232 GWh, with consumption at 216 GWh.

Petroleum[edit]

All petroleum products are imported. In 2002, imports of refined petroleum products totaled 11,410 barrels per day (1,814 m3/d), with consumption placed at 11,400 barrels per day (1,810 m3/d). There were no natural gas imports for that year. The port in Djibouti's capital city is an important oil shipment and storage site.

References[edit]

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