Energy in Lebanon

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Location

Primary energy use in 2009 in Lebanon was 77 TWh and 18 TWh per million persons.[1] Primary energy use in Lebanon was 61 TWh and 15 TWh/million persons in 2008.[2] Lebanon imports most of its energy.

As of August 2016, electricity generation capacity in Lebanon still does not meet the country's demand. Lebanon is also importing electricity from Syria. Domestic electricity is delivered at 230 V 50 Hz.

Overview[edit]

Energy in Lebanon[3]
Capita Prim. energy Production Import Electricity CO2-emission
Million TWh TWh TWh TWh Mt
2004 3.54 63 3 60 8.85 15.29
2007 4.10 46 2 46 8.97 11.35
2008 4.14 61 2 61 9.51 15.23
2009 4.22 77 2 78 13.14 19.33
Change 2004-2009 19% 23% -26 % 29% 48% 26%
Mtoe = 11.63 TWh, Prim. energy includes energy losses.

Gas[edit]

The Arab Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline exporting Egyptian natural gas to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, with a separate line to Israel.

Renewable energy[edit]

The Lebanese government intends to meet 12 percent target of its total energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2011 Archived 2011-10-27 at the Wayback Machine Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  2. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2010 Archived 2010-10-11 at the Wayback Machine Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  3. ^ IEA Key World Energy Statistics 2011, Archived 2011-10-27 at the Wayback Machine 2010, Archived 2010-10-11 at the Wayback Machine 2009, Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine 2006 Archived 2009-10-12 at the Wayback Machine IEA October, crude oil p.11, coal p. 13 gas p. 15
  4. ^ Daily Star article on geothermal energy in Lebanon