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Country Analysis Brief Overview

  • Argentina is a significant South American oil and natural gas producer, but in recent years its production has been in decline while energy demand has grown robustly.
  • Despite stagnant production and rising consumption, Argentina remains a net exporter of oil.
  • Argentina is the largest producer and consumer of natural gas in South America, and has a globally significant unconventional resource base.
  • Argentina is the second-largest consumer of electricity in South America, after Brazil.

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Analysis Last Updated: July 24, 2012


Overview data for Argentina

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
    
Argentina
Total Oil Production 508.0000 , 513.0000 , 507.0000 , 504.0000 , 498.0000 , 485.0000 , 471.0543 , 471.5232 , 492.1240 , 496.3969 , 520.8067 , 529.1922 , 597.2854 , 646.6795 , 712.9245 , 774.1988 , 821.3215 , 905.0770 , 916.8879 , 870.0217 , 831.7454 , 876.0729 , 865.5894 , 865.7590 , 825.0822 , 797.0858 , 802.2845 , 781.2250 , 801.0426 , 801.6577 , 790.5085 , 763.6813 , 723.2029
(1980-2012)
763.68 7,857 87,573 25   723.20
Crude Oil Production 491.0000 , 496.0000 , 491.0000 , 491.0000 , 478.0000 , 460.0000 , 434.0000 , 428.0000 , 449.0000 , 460.0000 , 483.0000 , 485.0000 , 552.9640 , 594.0000 , 650.1096 , 715.0001 , 755.9836 , 834.0960 , 846.6849 , 802.2000 , 761.1421 , 802.4000 , 799.1470 , 783.1070 , 732.6610 , 703.6497 , 696.4518 , 678.7763 , 661.2152 , 651.1814 , 626.0561 , 581.4326 , 551.1198
(1980-2012)
581.43 6,689 74,199 25   551.12
Consumption 499.0000 , 483.0000 , 468.0000 , 477.0000 , 463.0000 , 415.0999 , 448.3740 , 479.4245 , 474.9999 , 433.7825 , 412.9972 , 423.6830 , 445.1856 , 467.6914 , 458.2323 , 453.3981 , 478.5532 , 476.2597 , 491.5690 , 523.2030 , 510.9267 , 474.3938 , 438.2960 , 449.9925 , 471.7880 , 483.0102 , 535.4187 , 586.9659 , 581.8845 , 588.6204 , 620.2579 , 678.0000 , 698.7561
(1980-2012)
678.00 6,571 88,744 26   698.76 E
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 9.0000 , 30.0000 , 39.0000 , 27.0000 , 35.0000 , 69.9001 , 22.6803 , -7.9013 , 17.1241 , 62.6144 , 107.8095 , 105.5091 , 152.0998 , 178.9881 , 254.6922 , 320.8007 , 342.7683 , 428.8173 , 425.3189 , 346.8187 , 320.8187 , 401.6791 , 427.2934 , 415.7666 , 353.2942 , 314.0756 , 266.8658 , 194.2591 , 219.1581 , 213.0373 , 170.2506 , 85.6813 , 24.4467
(1980-2012)
85.68 1,287 -- 154   24.45
Refinery Capacity 676.0000 , 679.0000 , 677.0000 , 676.0000 , 678.0000 , 678.0000 , 667.0000 , 670.0000 , 690.0000 , 690.0000 , 689.0000 , 696.0000 , 696.2850 , 709.4850 , 709.4850 , 664.6000 , 661.4000 , 664.9800 , 666.5050 , 652.6750 , 661.8000 , 639.0750 , 639.0750 , 639.0750 , 639.0750 , 625.0750 , 624.5750 , 624.5750 , 626.0750 , 626.0750 , 627.0750 , 627.0750 , 630.5750
(1980-2012)
627 6,582 88,097 30   631
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 2.4000 , 2.4570 , 2.6500 , 2.5900 , 2.4287 , 2.2660 , 2.3000 , 2.2700 , 2.2700 , 2.2680 , 2.2799 , 2.2800 , 1.5700 , 1.5700 , 1.5700 , 2.2168 , 2.2259 , 2.3864 , 2.5882 , 2.6212 , 2.7534 , 3.0712 , 2.9737 , 2.8787 , 2.8205 , 2.6745 , 2.3205 , 2.4680 , 2.5868 , 2.6160 , 2.5203 , 2.5047 , 2.5047 , 2.8052
(1980-2013)
2.50 239 1,526 31   2.81
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Argentina
Production 280.0000 , 346.0000 , 399.0000 , 445.0000 , 494.0000 , 500.0000 , 547.0000 , 527.0000 , 632.4500 , 719.7200 , 630.0200 , 703.8300 , 709.4800 , 759.9830 , 786.4600 , 883.2300 , 938.3196 , 966.9247 , 1044.9709 , 1220.8396 , 1321.1342 , 1311.5991 , 1275.2247 , 1449.3276 , 1584.9372 , 1611.4235 , 1628.0215 , 1583.1715 , 1555.9789 , 1460.6990 , 1416.1315 , 1369.1626 , 1329.2566
(1980-2012)
1,369.16 5,498 116,255 23   1,329.26
Consumption 359.0000 , 362.0000 , 456.0000 , 449.0000 , 572.0000 , 578.0000 , 625.0000 , 604.6930 , 713.0100 , 800.9400 , 716.5400 , 780.8100 , 787.1700 , 833.0850 , 856.3900 , 953.1500 , 1010.3622 , 1007.8901 , 1077.4607 , 1142.7934 , 1172.8112 , 1102.5343 , 1068.9851 , 1221.1927 , 1338.7917 , 1428.1386 , 1474.7544 , 1551.0348 , 1568.3392 , 1523.4891 , 1528.7864 , 1629.0810 , 1641.4412
(1980-2012)
1,629.08 5,032 116,395 21   1,641.44
Net Export/Imports(-) -86.5200 , -76.9900 , -77.6900 , -73.1020 , -69.9200 , -69.9200 , -72.0426 , -40.9654 , -32.4898 , 78.0462 , 148.3230 , 209.0648 , 206.2396 , 228.1349 , 246.1456 , 183.2849 , 153.2671 , 32.1367 , -12.3603 , -62.8607 , -112.6549 , -260.2716 , -312.1846
(1990-2012)
-260.27 471 -- 25   -312.18
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
15.2000 , 22.0000 , 23.4000 , 25.2000 , 24.4200 , 24.6280 , 23.5880 , 23.0000 , 23.6000 , 26.7000 , 27.2990 , 27.0000 , 20.4490 , 22.7000 , 26.5000 , 18.2460 , 18.5830 , 21.8700 , 24.3080 , 24.1480 , 24.2470 , 26.4200 , 27.4600 , 26.9600 , 23.4300 , 21.6300 , 18.8660 , 16.0900 , 15.7500 , 15.6000 , 14.0700 , 13.3790 , 13.3790 , 11.7420
(1980-2013)
13.38 270 6,845 35   11.74
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Argentina
Production 0.4299 , 0.5490 , 0.5677 , 0.5357 , 0.5600 , 0.4409 , 0.4012 , 0.4112 , 0.5644 , 0.5677 , 0.3053 , 0.3219 , 0.2227 , 0.1841 , 0.3836 , 0.3362 , 0.3428 , 0.2756 , 0.3186 , 0.3699 , 0.2859 , 0.2055 , 0.1065 , 0.0981 , 0.0562 , 0.0276 , 0.1554 , 0.1213 , 0.1022 , 0.0904 , 0.0717 , 0.0893
(1980-2011)
0.072 92 7,934 59   0.089
Consumption 1.6932 , 1.4539 , 1.3625 , 1.2136 , 0.9778 , 1.1861 , 1.3735 , 1.8045 , 1.8298 , 1.8100 , 1.1662 , 1.4718 , 1.4132 , 1.3558 , 2.1418 , 1.8497 , 1.6413 , 1.5190 , 1.4892 , 1.0859 , 1.1318 , 0.8673 , 1.0720 , 0.7900 , 0.9602 , 0.8296 , 1.1478 , 1.6887 , 1.9238 , 1.9561 , 1.5147 , 2.2673 , 2.3670
(1980-2012)
2.267 50 8,124 57   2.367
Net Export/Imports(-) -1027.3542 , -836.6543 , -858.7005 , -529.1095 , -593.0435 , -681.2284 , -1093.4929 , -1286.3974 , -1359.1499 , -1441.8233 , -1026.2519 , -1019.8794 , -1355.8430 , -1208.1333 , -1592.8399 , -1488.1203 , -1409.8562 , -1183.8824 , -1221.3610 , -725.9712 , -722.4990 , -785.3858 , -897.1492 , -694.2688 , -849.2758 , -806.0652 , -1032.1272 , -1425.2886 , -1726.8259 , -1813.9085 , -1421.0116 , -2177.9909
(1980-2011)
-1.421 46 -- 36   -2.178
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Argentina
Net Generation 41.8580 , 40.4950 , 41.0860 , 41.6410 , 44.0230 , 43.6930 , 47.1920 , 50.1780 , 49.2430 , 48.0100 , 45.5610 , 48.7210 , 53.4390 , 58.9090 , 60.3050 , 64.6710 , 66.7400 , 69.5500 , 71.2310 , 76.9420 , 85.1961 , 86.4854 , 81.1305 , 88.1269 , 95.6337 , 100.6960 , 111.2741 , 110.6418 , 115.8593 , 117.4291 , 119.2977 , 123.2034
(1980-2011)
119.30 1,097 20,254 28   123.20
Net Consumption 36.8450 , 35.5940 , 36.0030 , 35.4840 , 37.7390 , 37.3730 , 39.0100 , 42.1520 , 42.2200 , 39.9240 , 37.1050 , 39.6550 , 45.2920 , 48.4070 , 49.9340 , 54.9380 , 57.9280 , 62.7800 , 67.9080 , 70.4300 , 73.2311 , 75.3974 , 72.4735 , 79.1129 , 83.6577 , 88.6170 , 97.9241 , 100.3313 , 105.0683 , 105.6051 , 111.0807 , 114.1694
(1980-2011)
111.08 928 18,501 28   114.17
Installed Capacity (GWe) 12.9090 , 13.4450 , 14.1630 , 15.2080 , 15.9750 , 16.1720 , 16.5100 , 16.5170 , 16.9720 , 17.0950 , 17.1120 , 17.3910 , 17.2430 , 18.1150 , 19.1990 , 20.1720 , 20.5336 , 21.7200 , 23.1790 , 23.4370 , 25.8732 , 27.4540 , 27.7400 , 28.4710 , 28.1660 , 28.2010 , 28.2600 , 29.0290 , 30.9030 , 31.9860 , 32.7870 , 32.8770
(1980-2011)
32.79 260 5,086 26   32.88
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Argentina
Production 1.5976 , 1.6708 , 1.7293 , 1.7850 , 1.8524 , 1.8344 , 1.8435 , 1.8340 , 1.9056 , 1.9848 , 2.0147 , 2.1040 , 2.2804 , 2.4774 , 2.6869 , 2.9110 , 3.0272 , 3.2833 , 3.3763 , 3.4071 , 3.4915 , 3.6596 , 3.5740 , 3.7454 , 3.7550 , 3.7463 , 3.8218 , 3.6627 , 3.6441 , 3.5531 , 3.4287
(1980-2010)
3.553 29 487 31   3.429
Consumption 1.6405 , 1.5973 , 1.6729 , 1.6930 , 1.8372 , 1.7418 , 1.8974 , 1.9516 , 1.9567 , 1.9399 , 1.8741 , 1.9717 , 2.0472 , 1.9703 , 2.2430 , 2.3118 , 2.3943 , 2.4640 , 2.5753 , 2.6042 , 2.6688 , 2.6124 , 2.4819 , 2.6668 , 2.7809 , 2.9549 , 3.1352 , 3.2734 , 3.3516 , 3.3016 , 3.3487
(1980-2010)
3.302 25 488 27   3.349
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
4565.5733 , 4700.0709 , 5087.6186 , 4945.3854 , 5261.2644 , 5360.8657 , 5450.6476 , 5464.8402 , 5584.8875 , 5949.6660 , 5854.8607 , 5570.3968 , 5276.9667 , 4739.1481 , 5097.5535 , 5407.7847 , 5307.8489 , 5052.8897 , 5085.8104 , 5323.1095 , 5498.6842 , 5631.2093 , 6005.5060 , 5929.4947 , 5672.0367 , 5520.1590 , 5399.3739 , 5186.9476 , 4973.7586 , 4857.4543 , 4512.9921
(1980-2010)
4,857 5,882 7,461 112   4,513
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Argentina
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Argentina
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
92.8365 , 90.1753 , 96.4502 , 98.2148 , 103.8195 , 97.4531 , 103.5261 , 110.1080 , 111.6590 , 112.5087 , 102.6620 , 108.8516 , 109.9067 , 119.8532 , 116.5248 , 119.7916 , 130.1098 , 130.3160 , 136.0566 , 140.0803 , 138.3774 , 128.3394 , 121.1751 , 134.1638 , 140.8498 , 151.8640 , 157.2816 , 168.9368 , 171.4760 , 170.4940 , 174.3930 , 190.6053
(1980-2011)
174.39 1,288 31,502 31   190.61

-- = 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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