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  • Angola is the second-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, behind Nigeria. The country experienced an oil production boom between 2002 and 2008 as production started at several deepwater fields. In 2007, Angola became a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
  • Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company, is a shareholder in almost all oil and natural gas exploration and production projects. International oil companies from the United States and Europe lead oil and natural gas exploration and production in Angola. Companies from China have been increasing their participation in the industry.
  • Sonangol is targeting a crude oil production rate of 2.0 million bbl/d by 2016 as new deepwater oil fields are scheduled to come online. However, in recent years Angola has continuously fallen short of its production targets, and crude oil production slightly declined in 2014. Frequent technical problems and steep production decline rates at older deepwater fields have resulted in lower-than-expected production levels despite new fields coming online.
  • Angola has been the second-largest supplier of crude oil to China since 2005, behind Saudi Arabia. The United States, the European Union, and India are also major destinations for Angolan oil. However, U.S. imports of Angolan crude oil continue to decline because of increased U.S. production of similar quality crude grades.
  • Angola currently produces small quantities of marketed natural gas because the vast majority of the country’s gross production is flared (burned off) or reinjected into oil wells. In mid-2013, Angola exported its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its new LNG plant at Soyo. However, the LNG plant experienced chronic technical issues, which led to its temporary closure in April 2014. However, in mid-2013, Angola began exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), following the recent start-up of the LNG plant at Soyo. Angola hopes to commercialize more of its natural gas resources for export and for domestic consumption.
  • Angola’s electricity infrastructure was damaged substantially during its civil war (1975-2002). The Angolan government, with financial assistance from China, has made notable improvements to its power sector, and electricity capacity has more than doubled since the end of the war. However, more than half of the country’s inhabitants still do not have access to electricity and rely on traditional biomass and waste to meet their household energy needs.

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Analysis Last Updated: March 20, 2015


Overview data for Angola

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
OPEC
World
Rank
Angola
Total Oil Production 150.0000 , 130.0000 , 122.0000 , 177.0000 , 208.0000 , 231.0000 , 281.3270 , 359.3480 , 451.3497 , 454.3474 , 474.3549 , 499.3448 , 525.6874 , 508.3749 , 535.3725 , 645.2240 , 708.1812 , 713.4230 , 734.6276 , 744.5568 , 746.1131 , 741.9041 , 896.1430 , 902.3047 , 1054.4150 , 1249.2286 , 1419.9167 , 1747.5052 , 1979.3317 , 1908.0288 , 1947.7562 , 1799.8868 , 1831.6428 , 1889.4155
(1980-2013)
1,831.64 9,971 37,481 90,457 17 1,889.42
Crude Oil Production 150.0000 , 130.0000 , 122.0000 , 177.0000 , 208.0000 , 231.0000 , 282.0000 , 360.0000 , 452.0000 , 455.0000 , 475.0000 , 500.0000 , 526.3220 , 509.0000 , 536.0000 , 646.0000 , 708.7842 , 714.0000 , 735.0822 , 745.0000 , 746.4044 , 742.3836 , 896.3699 , 902.5479 , 1051.7213 , 1239.1260 , 1398.0137 , 1723.5237 , 1945.6945 , 1866.8082 , 1898.5205 , 1745.6164 , 1777.0492 , 1830.6575
(1980-2013)
1,777.05 9,058 33,392 76,160 15 1,830.66
Consumption 20.0000 , 20.0000 , 21.0000 , 22.0000 , 19.0000 , 24.8218 , 24.2037 , 23.9503 , 24.5134 , 24.7678 , 24.3380 , 25.1752 , 25.8798 , 25.3121 , 24.9914 , 26.6145 , 25.1411 , 29.4558 , 25.5083 , 31.1396 , 35.2588 , 43.0373 , 44.8947 , 47.4602 , 48.2855 , 49.5610 , 56.2949 , 66.8618 , 79.2741 , 97.9034 , 108.4405 , 107.2832 , 118.0000 , 133.0000
(1980-2013)
118.00 3,521 8,764 89,721 72 133.00
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 130.0000 , 110.0000 , 101.0000 , 155.0000 , 189.0000 , 206.1782 , 257.1232 , 335.3977 , 426.8363 , 429.5796 , 450.0169 , 474.1696 , 499.8076 , 483.0628 , 510.3811 , 618.6094 , 683.0401 , 683.9672 , 709.1193 , 713.4172 , 710.8543 , 698.8668 , 851.2483 , 854.8445 , 1006.1296 , 1199.6676 , 1363.6218 , 1680.6434 , 1900.0577 , 1810.1255 , 1839.3157 , 1692.6035 , 1713.6428 , 1756.4155
(1980-2013)
1,713.64 6,451 28,717 -- 9 1,756.42
Refinery Capacity 36.0000 , 31.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 32.0000 , 38.0000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 32.1000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000 , 39.0000
(1980-2012)
39 3,220 8,987 88,097 88 39
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 1.2000 , 1.2000 , 1.4500 , 1.6350 , 1.7000 , 1.8000 , 2.0000 , 1.1494 , 1.1490 , 2.0240 , 2.0240 , 2.0740 , 1.8182 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 5.4122 , 5.4122 , 5.4122 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 5.4120 , 8.0000 , 9.0350 , 9.0400 , 9.5000 , 9.5000 , 9.5000 , 10.4700 , 9.0600 , 9.0110
(1980-2015)
9.06 127 1,206 1,656 19 9.01
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
World
Rank
 
Angola
Production 9.1800 , 8.8300 , 10.0000 , 12.4000 , 12.0000 , 13.0000 , 14.0000 , 15.9000 , 17.6600 , 15.1900 , 19.0000 , 20.0000 , 20.1296 , 19.7764 , 18.3600 , 19.7700 , 19.7764 , 20.1296 , 20.4827 , 19.7764 , 20.1296 , 18.7170 , 21.8953 , 22.9548 , 26.4863 , 22.9548 , 24.0142 , 29.3115 , 24.0142 , 24.3674 , 25.9212 , 26.5569 , 26.8394
(1980-2012)
26.56 7,124 116,255 67   26.84
Consumption 9.1800 , 8.8300 , 10.0000 , 12.4000 , 12.0000 , 13.0000 , 14.0000 , 15.9000 , 17.6600 , 15.1900 , 19.0000 , 20.0000 , 20.1296 , 19.7764 , 18.3600 , 19.7700 , 19.7764 , 20.1296 , 20.4827 , 19.7764 , 20.1296 , 18.7170 , 21.8953 , 22.9548 , 26.4863 , 22.9548 , 24.0142 , 29.3115 , 24.0142 , 24.3674 , 25.9212 , 26.5569 , 26.8394
(1980-2012)
26.56 3,909 116,395 94   26.84
Net Export/Imports(-) 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1990-2012)
0.00 3,215 -- 64   0.00
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
1.1750 , 1.0500 , 1.0300 , 1.4700 , 1.5500 , 1.6500 , 1.8700 , 1.8000 , 1.7600 , 1.9000 , 2.1000 , 1.8000 , 1.8000 , 1.8000 , 1.8000 , 1.8000 , 1.8000 , 1.7000 , 1.7000 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 1.6200 , 2.0000 , 9.5300 , 9.5300 , 9.6000 , 10.9400 , 10.9470 , 12.9250 , 9.7110 , 9.7110
(1980-2015)
9.71 606 6,973 40   9.71
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
World
Rank
 
Angola
Production 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 285 8,444 68   0.000
Consumption 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 219 8,285 115   0.000
Net Export/Imports(-) 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 66 -- 87   0.000
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
World
Rank
 
Angola
Net Generation 0.9050 , 0.9060 , 0.9950 , 1.0280 , 1.0280 , 1.0280 , 1.0880 , 1.0970 , 1.0970 , 1.1040 , 1.1690 , 1.1660 , 1.2830 , 1.3320 , 1.3420 , 1.3470 , 1.3770 , 1.3310 , 1.5200 , 1.3000 , 1.4040 , 1.5907 , 1.7167 , 1.9378 , 2.1861 , 2.7300 , 3.2405 , 3.1488 , 4.0637 , 4.6055 , 5.3070 , 5.5120 , 5.4750
(1980-2012)
5.51 658 21,182 116   5.48
Net Consumption 0.7360 , 0.7370 , 0.8150 , 0.8320 , 0.8600 , 0.8260 , 0.8860 , 0.8940 , 0.8930 , 0.8990 , 0.9580 , 0.8990 , 1.0130 , 1.0620 , 1.0710 , 1.0740 , 1.0850 , 1.2160 , 1.3280 , 1.1060 , 1.1930 , 1.3527 , 1.4587 , 1.6498 , 1.5961 , 2.0680 , 2.8505 , 2.7178 , 3.6477 , 4.1315 , 4.6800 , 4.8750 , 4.8420
(1980-2012)
4.88 584 19,397 117   4.84
Installed Capacity (GWe) 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.6050 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.6170 , 0.7080 , 0.5960 , 0.5960 , 0.5960 , 0.5860 , 0.5860 , 0.6350 , 0.6650 , 0.6650 , 0.8306 , 0.8306 , 0.8432 , 1.1550 , 1.1550 , 1.1550 , 1.4390 , 1.5300 , 1.5300
(1980-2012)
1.53 137 5,315 115   1.53
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
World
Rank
 
Angola
Production 0.3351 , 0.2913 , 0.2763 , 0.3958 , 0.4625 , 0.5113 , 0.6214 , 0.7893 , 0.9894 , 0.9907 , 1.0378 , 1.0920 , 1.1524 , 1.1125 , 1.1686 , 1.4041 , 1.5421 , 1.5488 , 1.5958 , 1.6145 , 1.6224 , 1.6092 , 1.9412 , 1.9564 , 2.2930 , 2.6970 , 3.0583 , 3.7577 , 4.2572 , 4.0891 , 4.1760 , 3.8618 , 3.9389
(1980-2012)
3.862 34 519 26   3.939
Consumption 0.0582 , 0.0581 , 0.0618 , 0.0667 , 0.0599 , 0.0731 , 0.0739 , 0.0753 , 0.0783 , 0.0764 , 0.0798 , 0.0828 , 0.0855 , 0.0809 , 0.0823 , 0.0876 , 0.0844 , 0.0933 , 0.0849 , 0.0942 , 0.0909 , 0.1193 , 0.1274 , 0.1351 , 0.1446 , 0.1476 , 0.1659 , 0.1917 , 0.2193 , 0.2572 , 0.2851 , 0.2861 , 0.3074
(1980-2012)
0.286 17 520 87   0.307
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
2278.7302 , 2429.9556 , 2589.1177 , 2680.5462 , 2272.9006 , 2677.9636 , 2635.3061 , 2488.6383 , 2449.1755 , 2381.2739 , 2495.0823 , 2620.4909 , 2906.3167 , 3650.3163 , 3590.3967 , 3459.5938 , 2996.0432 , 3069.6717 , 2616.9835 , 2811.6503 , 2635.1910 , 3351.8421 , 3126.6904 , 3209.2370 , 3089.7078 , 2615.5628 , 2478.0337 , 2391.5961 , 2383.8577 , 2806.7714 , 2955.1927 , 2758.6238
(1980-2011)
2,955 5,383 7,413 160   2,759
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Angola
Africa
World
Rank
 
Angola
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
3.3891 , 3.3801 , 3.5870 , 3.8516 , 3.4132 , 4.2873 , 4.5947 , 4.6526 , 4.8382 , 4.7348 , 7.1685 , 7.4825 , 7.5037 , 7.6795 , 7.3894 , 12.1479 , 12.1517 , 12.9590 , 12.3719 , 13.4820 , 13.0328 , 14.9835 , 15.6489 , 18.9068 , 19.8259 , 20.0029 , 20.9285 , 23.7016 , 23.0845 , 24.4716 , 26.5933 , 29.7622 , 31.6144
(1980-2012)
29.76 1,169 32,155 76   31.61

-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; E = Estimate value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.

Data last updated: May 30, 2013

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