Energy in the United Arab Emirates

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Energy in the United Arab Emirates describes energy and electricity production, consumption and import in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE has 7% of global proved oil reserves, about 100 billion barrels.[1]

Primary energy use in 2009 in UAE was 693 TWh and 151 TWh per million persons.[2]

Location

Overview[edit]

Energy in United Arab Emirates[3]
Capita Prim. energy Production Export Electricity CO2-emission
Million TWh TWh TWh TWh Mt
2004 4.32 510 1,907 1,273 49.0 103
2007 4.37 601 2,074 1,267 70.5 131
2008 4.48 680 2,100 1,196 75.8 147
2009 4.60 693 1,963 1,084 79.5 147
2010 7.51 723 2,050 1,129 83.0 154
2012 7.89 769 2,211 1,246 83.8 166
Change 2004-10 73.8 % 41.8 % 7.5 % 11.3 % 69.5 % 49.4 %
Mtoe = 11.63 TWh, Prim. energy includes energy losses

Oil production[edit]

In June 2010 UAE had 6th top global proved oil reserves about 100 billion barrels, behind Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq and Kuwait. The crude oil production of UAE was more than 4 and less than 5 thousand barrels daily.[1]

UAE was 4th top crude oil net exporter (108 Mt in 2008) and 10th top crude oil producers (120 Mt in 2009).[4]

Gas[edit]

UAE has 7th top global proved natural gas reserves, above 6 trillion cubic metres. The global gas production in 2009 was 3 trillion cubic meters.[1]

Nuclear[edit]

Despite being a large oil exporter, the UAE is installing nuclear power plants to meet its energy needs.[5] It has signed an agreement with the U.S. on nuclear cooperation,[6] and is also a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.[7]

See also[edit]

Climate change[edit]

United Arab Emirates was 6th top carbon dioxide emitter per capita in the world in 2009: 40.31 tonnes per capita. Top countries were (tonnes/capita): Gibraltar 152, Virgin Islands U,S 114, Qatar 80, Netherlands Antilles 51 and Bahrain 43.[8] All emissions from building and cement production are local but some people may argue that some United Arab Emirates produced fuels and/or goods are consumed abroad.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 report on oil and gas companies, Promoting revenue Transparency Transparency International 2011 p.113-114, 116
  2. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2011 Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  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. ^ IEA Key statistics 2010
  5. ^ "Nuclear Power in the United Arab Emirates". Country Briefings. World Nuclear Association (WNA). January 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  6. ^ "US-UAE 123 Agreement". Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "UAE NPT Signatory". Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  8. ^ World carbon dioxide emissions data by country: China speeds ahead of the rest Guardian 31 January 2011
  9. ^ Which nations are most responsible for climate change? Guardian 21 April 2011