Energy in Qatar

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Energy in Qatar describe energy issues in Qatar. Qatar is an OPEC member. Energy production in relation to population is remarkable. Qatar is significant producer of natural gas and its production has been increased since 2005.

Primary energy use in 2009 in Qatar was 277 TWh and 196 TWh per million persons.[1]

Location

Natural gas[edit]

In 2009 Qatar was 7th top producer of natural gas (2.9% world) exceeding Algeria (2,6%), the Netherlands (2,5%) ja Indonesia (2,5%). 75% of the natural gas production was exported in 2009 (67/89 bm3). The energy content is high.[2]

Overview[edit]

Energy in Qatar[3]
Capita Prim. energy Production Export Electricity CO2-emission
million TWh TWh TWh TWh Mt
2004 0.78 210 883 667 12.3 38.6
2007 0.84 258 1,198 930 14.7 48.5
2008 1.28 281 1,452 1,161 20.1 53.9
2009 1.41 277 1,628 1,338 23.0 56.5
2010 1.76 262 2,025 1,748 26.4 66.1
2012 1.87 387 2,457 2,043 30.1 71.4
Change 2004-10 126 % 25 % 129 % 162 % 114 % 71 %
Mtoe = 11.63 TWh.

From 2007 to 2010 energy export of Qatar have increased from 930 TWh to 1,748 TWh. In three years population growth was from 0.84 million to 1.76 million persons.

Global warming[edit]

Qatar was the third top carbon dioxide emitter per capita in the world in 2009: 79.82 tonnes per capita.[4] All emissions from building and cement production are local but some people may argue that some Qatar produced fuels and goods are consumed abroad.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2011 Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  2. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2010 pages 13, 60
  3. ^ IEA Key World Energy Statistics Statistics 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 IEA October, crude oil p.11, coal p. 13 gas p. 15
  4. ^ World carbon dioxide emissions data by country: China speeds ahead of the rest Guardian 31 January 2011
  5. ^ Which nations are most responsible for climate change? Guardian 21 April 2011