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Kuwait ranks third in Gulf for per capita energy consumption

The country recorded the third highest growth in carbon emissions from burning natural gas, with emissions reaching 1.6 million tons in 2023, a growth of 12.4 percent.

  • Kuwait’s per capita energy consumption grew by 0.4 percent in 2023, reaching 365.9 gigajoules, up from 364.6 gigajoules in 2022.

  • Electricity generation in Kuwait grew by 5.7 percent, from 83.5 terawatt-hours in 2022 to 88.3 terawatt-hours in 2023.

  • Kuwait’s imports of liquefied natural gas increased by 5.4 percent in 2023, totaling 8.9 billion cubic meters.

Recent figures from the Energy Institute’s annual statistical review report revealed that Kuwait’s per capita energy consumption grew by 0.4 percent in 2023, reaching 365.9 gigajoules, up from 364.6 gigajoules in 2022. This increase contrasts with the negative growth rate of -1.3 percent observed over the past decade (2013-2023), according to a report published in Al Rai newspaper.

Kuwait ranked third in the Gulf in per capita energy consumption, following Qatar in first place and the UAE in second.

Regarding carbon dioxide emissions from energy, Kuwait ranked fourth in the Gulf, with emissions reaching 93.9 million tons in 2023, marking a growth of 2.0 percent. Over the past decade, growth was 0.1 percent.

Additionally, Kuwait recorded the third highest growth in carbon emissions from burning natural gas, after Saudi Arabia and Iran, with emissions reaching 1.6 million tons in 2023, a growth of 12.4 percent.

Kuwait had the lowest production of natural gas liquids in the Gulf in 2023, with 318 thousand barrels per day, a decline of 3.2 percent. The country recorded the highest refining capacity among the Gulf countries (including Iran and Iraq), with a growth of 56.8 percent in 2023, reaching 1,309 thousand barrels per day last year.

Kuwait’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased by 5.4 percent in 2023, totaling 8.9 billion cubic meters, while its imports grew by 14.6 percent during the period between 2013 and 2023.

Electricity generation in Kuwait grew by 5.7 percent, from 83.5 terawatt-hours in 2022 to 88.3 terawatt-hours in 2023, reflecting a 3.8 percent increase over the past ten years.






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