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Country Analysis Note

  • Chad ranks as the tenth-largest oil reserve holder among African countries, with 1.5 billion barrels of proven reserves as of January 1, 2013, according to the Oil and Gas Journal.
  • Crude oil production in Chad was an estimated 115,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2011 and 105,000 bbl/d in 2012. Almost all of this was exported via the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline.
  • The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the Chadian government jointly constructed the 20,000 bbl/d N'Djamena refinery, and it began supplying the local market with petroleum products in 2011. However, operations have occasionally been temporarily suspended in the past due to price disputes and operational issues.
  • Petroleum is the only hydrocarbon that Chad consumes. Traditional wood fuel is the primary source of total energy consumption in the country.
  • Very few households in Chad have access to electricity. The country has installed electric generation capacity of 31 megawatts that is thermal-powered using refined oil products.

Analysis Last Updated: March 2013


Overview data for Chad

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
    
Chad
Total Oil 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 , 36.0685 , 170.5874 , 176.6575 , 157.9178 , 144.2027 , 127.1639 , 119.4712 , 122.5205 , 114.9644 , 104.4836 , 101.2438
(1980-2013)
104.48 9,980 89,757 48   101.24
Crude Oil 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 , 36.0685 , 170.5874 , 176.6575 , 157.9178 , 144.2027 , 127.1639 , 119.4712 , 122.5205 , 114.9644 , 104.4836 , 101.2438
(1980-2013)
104.48 9,074 75,887 42   101.24
Consumption 2.0000 , 1.9000 , 1.9000 , 1.9000 , 0.9000 , 1.0548 , 1.9404 , 1.7000 , 1.1225 , 1.1470 , 2.3696 , 2.2350 , 2.2480 , 1.1456 , 1.1878 , 1.1845 , 1.2214 , 1.2299 , 1.2299 , 1.2299 , 1.3418 , 1.3688 , 1.4123 , 1.4123 , 1.3165 , 1.4511 , 1.5708 , 1.8365 , 1.7535 , 1.7535 , 1.7535 , 1.8000 , 1.8484
(1980-2012)
1.80 3,297 88,744 132   1.85 E
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports -2.0000 , -1.9000 , -1.9000 , -1.9000 , -0.9000 , -1.0548 , -1.9404 , -1.7000 , -1.1225 , -1.1470 , -2.3696 , -2.2350 , -2.2480 , -1.1456 , -1.1878 , -1.1845 , -1.2214 , -1.2299 , -1.2299 , -1.2299 , -1.3418 , -1.3688 , -1.4123 , 34.6562 , 169.2710 , 175.2064 , 156.3470 , 142.3662 , 125.4104 , 117.7177 , 120.7670 , 113.1644 , 102.6352
(1980-2012)
113.16 6,030 -- 158   102.64
Refinery Capacity 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 3,220 88,097 110   0
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000 , 1.5000
(2006-2013)
1.50 124 1,526 36   1.50
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
 
Chad
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)
0.00 7,124 116,255 93   0.00
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)
0.00 3,909 116,395 111   0.00
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)
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 , 35.3000 , 0.0000
(1980-2013)
35.30 546 6,845 25   0.00
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
 
Chad
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
(1980-2011)
0.000 286 7,934 66   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
(1980-2011)
0.000 223 7,751 113   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
(1980-2011)
0.000 64 -- 85   0.000
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
 
Chad
Net Generation 0.0440 , 0.0480 , 0.0490 , 0.0480 , 0.0490 , 0.0510 , 0.0650 , 0.0790 , 0.0760 , 0.0770 , 0.0850 , 0.0820 , 0.0790 , 0.0810 , 0.0800 , 0.0840 , 0.0850 , 0.0850 , 0.0860 , 0.0860 , 0.0860 , 0.0940 , 0.1010 , 0.1080 , 0.1150 , 0.1210 , 0.1220 , 0.1210 , 0.1410 , 0.1720 , 0.1880 , 0.2000
(1980-2011)
0.19 638 20,254 186   0.20
Net Consumption 0.0409 , 0.0446 , 0.0456 , 0.0446 , 0.0456 , 0.0474 , 0.0605 , 0.0735 , 0.0707 , 0.0716 , 0.0791 , 0.0763 , 0.0735 , 0.0753 , 0.0744 , 0.0781 , 0.0791 , 0.0791 , 0.0800 , 0.0800 , 0.0800 , 0.0874 , 0.0939 , 0.1004 , 0.1070 , 0.1125 , 0.1135 , 0.1125 , 0.1311 , 0.1600 , 0.1748 , 0.1860
(1980-2011)
0.17 562 18,501 189   0.19
Installed Capacity (GWe) 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0290 , 0.0300 , 0.0310 , 0.0310 , 0.0320 , 0.0310 , 0.0310 , 0.0310 , 0.0310
(1980-2011)
0.03 135 5,086 197   0.03
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
 
Chad
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 , 0.0821 , 0.3896 , 0.4024 , 0.3597 , 0.3284 , 0.2900 , 0.2619 , 0.2874 , 0.2618
(1980-2011)
.287 37 509 79   0.262
Consumption 0.0041 , 0.0039 , 0.0039 , 0.0039 , 0.0019 , 0.0022 , 0.0040 , 0.0035 , 0.0023 , 0.0024 , 0.0049 , 0.0046 , 0.0046 , 0.0019 , 0.0025 , 0.0025 , 0.0025 , 0.0026 , 0.0026 , 0.0026 , 0.0028 , 0.0028 , 0.0029 , 0.0029 , 0.0027 , 0.0030 , 0.0033 , 0.0038 , 0.0036 , 0.0036 , 0.0036 , 0.0037
(1980-2011)
0.004 16 511 197   0.004
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
1021.2480 , 1096.0586 , 1037.1575 , 896.7098 , 420.7428 , 410.9895 , 772.4528 , 689.2009 , 399.6561 , 391.2340 , 846.6980 , 730.2701 , 680.2678 , 290.1383 , 350.0511 , 344.2529 , 349.0440 , 331.4290 , 309.9854 , 311.5442 , 339.5408 , 310.2222 , 294.9742 , 258.0952 , 179.1960 , 184.6667 , 198.4453 , 230.8724 , 220.0413 , 224.5875 , 198.7782 , 197.2191
(1980-2011)
199 5,279 7,452 198   197
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Chad
Africa
World
Rank
 
Chad
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
0.2762 , 0.2630 , 0.2631 , 0.2630 , 0.1238 , 0.1533 , 0.2778 , 0.2373 , 0.1607 , 0.1658 , 0.3396 , 0.3221 , 0.3282 , 0.1635 , 0.1699 , 0.1694 , 0.1729 , 0.1761 , 0.1760 , 0.1760 , 0.1904 , 0.1935 , 0.1999 , 0.1999 , 0.1873 , 0.2076 , 0.2255 , 0.2671 , 0.2618 , 0.2541 , 0.2541 , 0.2898
(1980-2011)
0.25 1,155 31,502 196   0.29

-- = 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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