Natural gas and oil in South Sudan

Energy consumption in South Sudan

The most important figure in the energy balance of South Sudan is the total consumption of
391.80 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 34 kWh.

South Sudan can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 413 m kWh, also 105% of own requirements. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalSouth Sudan
per capita
per capita
Own consumption391.80 m kWh34.42 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production412.80 m kWh36.27 kWh12,338.29 kWh

7.2% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.In rural areas, the share was 5.6%
Crude OilBarrel/daySouth Sudan
per capita
per capita
Production150,200.00 bbl0.013 bbl0.033 bbl
Export147,300.00 bbl0.013 bbl0.003 bbl

In 2017 there were still 3.75 bn barrels of recoverable but not yet used crude oil reserves in the currently known deposits of South Sudan. Worldwide, there are still proved oil reserves totaling around 1,620 bn billion barrels. South Sudan therefore has a share of 0.231% and ranks 26th out of 98 countries with crude oil reserves.

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2019
South Sudan
per capita
per capita
total1.70 m t0.15 t14.67 t

Development of CO2 emissions from 1990 to 2019 in million tons
See also: CO2 equivalents by country

Carbon footprint South Sudan

Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants.

In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourcetotal
in South Sudan
in South Sudan
per capita
in South Sudan
per capita
Fossil fuels704.30 m kWh100,0 %70,0 %61.88 kWh20,083.19 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,582.12 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh2,008.32 kWh
Renewable energy7.04 m kWh1,0 %14,0 %0.62 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Total production capacity704.30 m kWh-100,0 %61.88 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production412.80 m kWh58.6 %43.0 %36.27 kWh12,338.29 kWh

Note: The sum of each data in this table adds up to 101.00 percent and may not be accurate. receives this data from the US Office of Public Affairs (CIA) and will not make any presumptuous changes to it.

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energies include wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy sources. This means all energy sources that renew themselves within a short time or are permanently available. Energy from hydropower is only partly a renewable energy. This is certainly the case with river or tidal power plants. Otherwise, numerous dams or reservoirs also produce mixed forms, e.g. by pumping water into their reservoirs at night and recovering energy from them during the day when there is an increased demand for electricity. Since it is not possible to clearly determine the amount of generated energy, all energies from hydropower are displayed separately.

In 2019, renewable energies accounted for around 26.7 percent of actual total consumption in South Sudan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 2000 to 2019:

Renewable energy South Sudan
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