Natural gas and oil in Jordan

Energy consumption in Jordan

The most important figure in the energy balance of Jordan is the total consumption of
16.82 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,638 kWh.

Jordan could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is nineteen bn kWh, which is 111% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Jordan is trading energy with foreign countries. 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

per capita
per capita
Own consumption16.82 bn kWh1,637.94 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production18.60 bn kWh1,811.27 kWh12,338.29 kWh
Import334.00 m kWh32.53 kWh219.11 kWh
Export50.00 m kWh4.87 kWh29.21 kWh

99.9% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.In rural areas, the share was 98.8%
Crude OilBarrel/dayJordan
per capita
per capita
Production22.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.033 bbl
Import67,980.00 bbl0.007 bbl0.024 bbl

In 2018 there were still 1,000,000.00 barrels of recoverable but not yet used crude oil reserves in the currently known deposits of Jordan. Worldwide, there are still proved oil reserves totaling around 1,620 bn billion barrels. Jordan therefore has a share of zero% and ranks 96th out of 98 countries with crude oil reserves.
Natural GasCubic metersJordan
per capita
per capita
Own consumption5.24 bn m³510.08 m³2,312.79 m³
Production121.80 m m³11.86 m³2,328.46 m³
Import6.46 bn m³628.69 m³259.57 m³
Export1.36 bn m³132.34 m³270.27 m³

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2019
per capita
per capita
total24.63 m t2.44 t14.67 t

Development of CO2 emissions from 1960 to 2019 in million tons
See also: CO2 equivalents by country

Carbon footprint Jordan

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 Jordan
in Jordan
per capita
in Jordan
per capita
Fossil fuels36.31 bn kWh87,0 %70,0 %3,535.62 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 energy5.01 bn kWh12,0 %14,0 %487.67 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Other energy sources417.33 m kWh1,0 %0,0 %40.64 kWh0.00 kWh
Total production capacity41.73 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %4,063.94 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production18.60 bn kWh44.6 %43.0 %1,811.27 kWh12,338.29 kWh

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 8.2 percent of actual total consumption in Jordan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2019:

Renewable energy Jordan
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