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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 1,509 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 111 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

ElectricitytotalJordan
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption16.82 bn kWh1,508.75 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production18.60 bn kWh1,668.42 kWh12,338.29 kWh
Import334.00 m kWh29.96 kWh219.11 kWh
Export50.00 m kWh4.48 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
USA
per capita
Production22.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.033 bbl
Import67,980.00 bbl0.006 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 1.6 tn 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
USA
per capita
Own consumption5.24 bn m³469.85 m³2,312.79 m³
Production121.80 m m³10.93 m³2,328.46 m³
Import6.46 bn m³579.10 m³259.57 m³
Export1.36 bn m³121.90 m³270.27 m³

CO₂ emissions

CO₂ emissions
in 2019
Jordan
per capita
USA
per capita
total24.63 m t2.30 t14.67 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
Percentage
in Jordan
Percentage
USA
per capita
in Jordan
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels36.31 bn kWh87,0 %70,0 %3,256.77 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 %449.21 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Other energy sources417.33 m kWh1,0 %0,0 %37.43 kWh0.00 kWh
Total production capacity41.73 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %3,743.42 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production18.60 bn kWh44.6 %43.0 %1,668.42 kWh12,338.29 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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