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
17.37 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,558 kWh.

Jordan could be self-sufficient with domestically produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 19 bn kWh, which is 112 percent of the country's own usage. Despite this, Jordan trades energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumption, 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 consumption17.37 bn kWh1,557.73 kWh11,744.38 kWh
Production19.47 bn kWh1,746.82 kWh12,198.66 kWh
Import239.00 m kWh21.44 kWh185.15 kWh
Export98.00 m kWh8.79 kWh42.59 kWh

99.9% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity. In rural areas, the share was 98.8%
Natural GasCubic metersJordan
per capita
per capita
Own consumption4.65 bn m³417.19 m³2,583.79 m³
Production115.87 m m³10.39 m³2,914.02 m³
Import4.91 bn m³440.52 m³239.57 m³
Export375.85 m m³33.71 m³567.66 m³

CO₂ emissions

CO₂ emissions
in 2019
per capita
per capita
total24.63 m t2.30 t14.52 t
› of which diesel + gasoline15.79 bn t1,475.51 t7,179.51 t
› of which natural gas7.30 bn t682.61 t5,073.94 t
› of which coal381.00 m t35.61 t3,246.58 t

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

CO₂ emissions Jordan

Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which can only be obtained 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 under 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 fuels41.28 bn kWh83,5 %59,9 %3,703.14 kWh2.06 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %19,5 %0.00 kWh0.67 kWh
Solar energy5.78 bn kWh11,7 %3,2 %518.88 kWh0.11 kWh
Wind power2.27 bn kWh4,6 %8,3 %204.01 kWh0.29 kWh
Water power98.88 m kWh0,2 %7,0 %8.87 kWh0.24 kWh
Tidal Power Plants0.00 kWh0,0 %0,0 %0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
Geothermics0.00 kWh0,0 %0,4 %0.00 kWh0.01 kWh
Biomass0.00 kWh0,0 %1,7 %0.00 kWh0.06 kWh

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energy includes 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 energy from hydropower is displayed separately.

In 2019, renewable energy 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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