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Country Analysis Brief Overview

  • Colombia has seen a dramatic increase in oil, natural gas, and coal production in recent years after the implementation of a series of regulatory reforms.
  • Colombia's oil production has increased since 2008 because of increased exploration and development. New exploration and development were spurred by regulatory reform.
  • EIA forecasts that Colombian oil production will rise to over 1 million bbl/d in 2013 and will continue rise up to 2015.
  • The United States is the top destination for Colombia's oil exports.
  • Colombia is self-sufficient in natural gas supply and recently began exporting to neighboring Venezuela.
  • Colombia was the fifth largest coal exporter in the world in 2011.

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Analysis Last Updated: January 7, 2014


Overview data for Colombia

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
    
Colombia
Total Oil Production 134.0000 , 133.0000 , 149.0000 , 158.0000 , 174.0000 , 182.0000 , 315.1548 , 396.0193 , 387.2510 , 416.6685 , 453.9981 , 429.7756 , 444.8107 , 467.3195 , 462.4169 , 597.0541 , 642.0535 , 665.3496 , 746.0196 , 830.1940 , 704.1160 , 636.8242 , 588.2761 , 554.6763 , 541.9564 , 540.6865 , 548.3520 , 546.1084 , 603.6740 , 690.2767 , 805.8898 , 938.5432 , 969.0549 , 1028.4737
(1980-2013)
969.05 7,801 89,755 23   1,028.47
Crude Oil Production 126.0000 , 125.0000 , 141.0000 , 152.0000 , 168.0000 , 176.0000 , 305.0000 , 385.0000 , 378.0000 , 403.0000 , 440.0000 , 419.0000 , 433.0000 , 456.0000 , 450.0000 , 585.0000 , 622.9645 , 652.0000 , 732.5180 , 816.0000 , 690.5765 , 625.0000 , 576.9397 , 540.7330 , 528.7613 , 525.7931 , 531.0385 , 531.1352 , 588.3567 , 670.6457 , 785.5262 , 914.2544 , 944.2186 , 1003.2463
(1980-2013)
944.22 6,639 75,956 20   1,003.25
Consumption 160.7000 , 163.7000 , 167.6000 , 171.8000 , 174.0000 , 171.4730 , 171.8241 , 184.5729 , 198.4414 , 208.5321 , 196.9058 , 204.8785 , 229.5302 , 240.2192 , 244.4073 , 250.6331 , 278.1295 , 286.5139 , 289.0200 , 277.3993 , 277.4874 , 271.1817 , 261.1985 , 265.3557 , 267.5158 , 270.7081 , 274.1641 , 279.8911 , 259.7783 , 257.4968 , 267.4518 , 294.2727 , 304.0000 , 306.0000
(1980-2013)
304.00 6,924 89,128 41   306.00
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports -26.7000 , -30.7000 , -18.6000 , -13.8000 , 0.0000 , 10.5270 , 143.3307 , 211.4465 , 188.8096 , 208.1364 , 257.0924 , 224.8971 , 215.2805 , 227.1003 , 218.0097 , 346.4210 , 363.9240 , 378.8357 , 456.9996 , 552.7947 , 426.6286 , 365.6424 , 327.0776 , 289.3206 , 274.4406 , 269.9784 , 274.1879 , 266.2173 , 343.8957 , 432.7799 , 538.4380 , 644.2705 , 665.0549 , 722.4737
(1980-2013)
665.05 877 -- 19   722.47
Refinery Capacity 194.0000 , 199.0000 , 199.0000 , 214.0000 , 211.0000 , 211.0000 , 211.0000 , 226.0000 , 226.0000 , 227.0000 , 227.0000 , 247.0000 , 274.1000 , 264.4000 , 248.8500 , 248.8500 , 248.8500 , 248.8500 , 248.8500 , 248.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 285.8500 , 290.8500 , 290.8500
(1980-2012)
291 6,582 88,097 50   291
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 0.7100 , 0.8000 , 0.5165 , 0.5360 , 0.5600 , 0.6240 , 1.2240 , 1.2905 , 1.5900 , 2.0280 , 2.0600 , 2.0000 , 1.9352 , 1.9352 , 1.9352 , 3.3930 , 3.5000 , 2.8000 , 2.8000 , 2.5772 , 2.5772 , 1.9720 , 1.7500 , 1.8423 , 1.8423 , 1.5420 , 1.5420 , 1.4530 , 1.5060 , 1.3550 , 1.3550 , 1.9000 , 1.9876 , 2.2000 , 2.3770
(1980-2014)
2.20 326 1,646 33   2.38
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Colombia
Production 99.0000 , 106.0000 , 106.0000 , 102.0000 , 143.0000 , 144.0000 , 144.0000 , 140.0000 , 146.2000 , 145.8500 , 151.0000 , 155.0000 , 150.7951 , 157.0000 , 162.4500 , 160.6800 , 167.3931 , 210.8306 , 221.0719 , 182.9317 , 201.2955 , 215.0684 , 217.5404 , 215.0684 , 218.2467 , 235.5511 , 254.9743 , 269.8066 , 317.8350 , 370.4544 , 397.6469 , 386.6993 , 421.3080
(1980-2012)
386.70 5,498 116,255 39   421.31
Consumption 99.0000 , 106.0000 , 106.0000 , 102.0000 , 143.0000 , 144.0000 , 144.0000 , 140.0000 , 146.2000 , 145.8500 , 151.0000 , 155.0000 , 150.7951 , 157.0000 , 162.4500 , 160.6800 , 167.3931 , 210.8306 , 221.0719 , 182.9317 , 201.2955 , 215.0684 , 217.5404 , 215.0684 , 218.2467 , 235.5511 , 254.9743 , 266.2751 , 264.8625 , 306.8874 , 320.6602 , 312.1846 , 331.6079
(1980-2012)
312.18 5,032 116,395 47   331.61
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 , 3.5315 , 52.9725 , 63.5670 , 76.9867 , 74.5147 , 89.7001
(1990-2012)
74.51 471 -- 65   89.70
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
5.0000 , 6.0000 , 4.3620 , 4.5800 , 4.3000 , 3.7860 , 4.1300 , 4.0000 , 3.6000 , 3.9430 , 4.0200 , 4.5000 , 3.8890 , 7.2000 , 10.0000 , 7.8820 , 10.0000 , 8.2500 , 14.2000 , 6.9370 , 6.9370 , 6.9370 , 4.3220 , 4.5070 , 4.5070 , 4.0400 , 4.0400 , 3.9960 , 4.3420 , 3.7390 , 3.9550 , 4.0000 , 4.7360 , 6.0000 , 7.0080
(1980-2014)
6.00 269 6,846 45   7.01
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Colombia
Production 4.5327 , 4.7675 , 4.8744 , 5.7232 , 7.3105 , 9.7665 , 11.7319 , 14.8360 , 16.6074 , 20.2076 , 22.5621 , 22.0374 , 24.1461 , 23.3944 , 24.9839 , 28.3735 , 33.1410 , 35.9265 , 37.2041 , 36.1051 , 42.0444 , 47.8855 , 43.5766 , 55.1470 , 59.1864 , 65.1067 , 72.3072 , 77.0540 , 81.0221 , 80.2560 , 81.9568 , 94.5816 , 98.6029
(1980-2012)
94.582 104 8,444 11   98.603
Consumption 4.3993 , 4.5636 , 4.7069 , 5.2029 , 5.1235 , 5.1015 , 5.2029 , 4.3155 , 5.5645 , 5.1731 , 3.0415 , 5.5111 , 6.1790 , 6.3530 , 6.0691 , 5.0465 , 5.2731 , 5.5637 , 5.6754 , 4.3822 , 4.2894 , 3.8085 , 3.5876 , 4.1044 , 3.2172 , 4.5722 , 4.1767 , 3.2884 , 3.9275 , 5.0494 , 4.9681 , 5.5321 , 6.3703
(1980-2012)
5.532 51 8,285 48   6.370
Net Export/Imports(-) 165.3467 , 135.5843 , 219.3600 , 570.9973 , 1115.5391 , 3935.2516 , 6778.1125 , 11371.4440 , 11541.1999 , 14839.3155 , 16164.2938 , 18159.8080 , 16218.9684 , 19521.1626 , 20423.8453 , 21377.0140 , 27465.9615 , 30523.0015 , 33270.5126 , 33131.0702 , 39276.1805 , 43109.1926 , 40498.2580 , 50442.8701 , 56355.0620 , 59115.8559 , 68336.6904 , 71968.8064 , 75562.3414 , 74487.4776 , 76988.7323 , 89049.5618 , 92232.5961
(1980-2012)
89.050 52 -- 104   92.233
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Colombia
Net Generation 19.6630 , 19.9680 , 25.8720 , 26.7290 , 29.3120 , 29.6420 , 32.9840 , 30.6370 , 32.9980 , 34.3770 , 35.6510 , 36.3740 , 32.7710 , 37.5840 , 40.8640 , 42.7020 , 43.7090 , 44.9200 , 44.7120 , 43.1590 , 42.1707 , 42.4551 , 44.0670 , 45.5867 , 48.7706 , 49.3401 , 52.7291 , 54.1888 , 54.9515 , 55.8466 , 55.4368 , 59.2160
(1980-2011)
55.44 1,097 20,254 44   59.22
Net Consumption 16.3850 , 16.6970 , 22.2570 , 22.9310 , 25.1770 , 25.4390 , 28.3020 , 23.5590 , 25.4270 , 27.0790 , 28.1710 , 28.7820 , 26.6240 , 29.6520 , 32.0260 , 33.4610 , 34.1270 , 34.8370 , 34.1230 , 32.6250 , 32.5797 , 33.8711 , 34.7200 , 35.4087 , 37.4326 , 37.7791 , 40.4821 , 42.2035 , 42.7575 , 46.3836 , 45.5118 , 50.2510
(1980-2011)
45.51 928 18,501 48   50.25
Installed Capacity (GWe) 4.6410 , 4.8660 , 5.6210 , 6.2600 , 6.8550 , 7.1030 , 6.8770 , 8.5280 , 9.3360 , 8.7980 , 8.8540 , 9.6040 , 11.0290 , 12.1900 , 12.6680 , 12.6570 , 13.5440 , 14.6440 , 12.8480 , 13.2536 , 12.7450 , 13.4926 , 13.8185 , 13.2210 , 13.4350 , 13.3680 , 13.3930 , 13.4200 , 13.4095 , 13.5445 , 13.5445 , 14.4655
(1980-2011)
13.54 260 5,086 48   14.47
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Colombia
Production 0.6608 , 0.6729 , 0.7500 , 0.7879 , 0.9320 , 1.0209 , 1.3893 , 1.5557 , 1.6188 , 1.7846 , 1.9315 , 1.8749 , 1.8998 , 1.9917 , 2.0127 , 2.3785 , 2.6150 , 2.8423 , 3.0512 , 3.2029 , 3.0757 , 3.0826 , 2.8905 , 3.1198 , 3.2301 , 3.3786 , 3.6110 , 3.7550 , 4.0440 , 4.1951 , 4.5077 , 5.1720
(1980-2011)
4.508 30 505 25   5.172
Consumption 0.6964 , 0.7155 , 0.7668 , 0.7786 , 0.8527 , 0.8634 , 0.9008 , 0.8240 , 0.9193 , 0.9530 , 0.8898 , 0.9665 , 0.9761 , 1.0002 , 1.0999 , 1.0945 , 1.1895 , 1.2276 , 1.2396 , 1.1792 , 1.1780 , 1.1691 , 1.1602 , 1.2025 , 1.2159 , 1.2684 , 1.3128 , 1.3329 , 1.3476 , 1.3354 , 1.3682 , 1.5103
(1980-2011)
1.368 27 507 44   1.510
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
5842.9850 , 5869.6832 , 6231.9994 , 6229.8529 , 6601.0036 , 6482.9459 , 6391.0965 , 5548.3334 , 5948.4878 , 5962.9809 , 5356.8588 , 5683.6138 , 5500.7595 , 5332.0253 , 5563.6123 , 5262.5466 , 5604.0211 , 5591.7046 , 5614.2622 , 5575.3611 , 5411.6024 , 5281.7119 , 5113.4023 , 5100.1821 , 4896.0760 , 4877.8905 , 4731.5298 , 4494.0576 , 4387.7245 , 4285.8521 , 4210.6448 , 4439.7824
(1980-2011)
4,211 5,840 7,401 127   4,440
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Colombia
Central & South America
World
Rank
 
Colombia
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
39.6580 , 40.9720 , 41.7657 , 42.9304 , 45.6404 , 45.2529 , 45.1298 , 42.6768 , 47.1832 , 47.6172 , 41.4249 , 47.8433 , 53.6451 , 55.0922 , 53.8345 , 54.0148 , 56.8872 , 62.7949 , 64.3494 , 57.7375 , 58.2508 , 57.0316 , 55.4083 , 57.1119 , 55.8384 , 60.1000 , 61.0659 , 60.4609 , 63.1390 , 63.4744 , 65.9723 , 70.5839 , 74.8956
(1980-2012)
70.58 1,335 32,155 49   74.90

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

Data last updated: May 30, 2013