Energy in Djibouti

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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.


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.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies website