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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 blocks. International oil companies (IOCs) from the United States and Europe lead oil and natural gas exploration and production in Angola. Companies from China also participate in the industries, but mostly as shareholders in exploration blocks.
  • Sonangol is targeting a crude oil production rate of 2.0 million bbl/d in 2015 as new deepwater oil fields are scheduled to come online. Exploration activity in pre-salt formations is expected to ramp up this year, following the most recent auction of pre-salt blocks publically announced in January 2011. Angola is planning to auction 10 onshore blocks believed to hold pre-salt prospects in 2014.
  • 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 as the vast majority of the country's gross production is flared (burned off) or re-injected into oil wells. 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 (mostly wood and charcoal) to meet their household energy needs.

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Analysis Last Updated: February 5, 2014


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
(1980-2012)
1,799.89 9,327 35,288 87,573 16 1,831.64
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
(1980-2012)
1,745.62 8,530 31,744 74,199 15 1,777.05
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 , 25.3120 , 24.9914 , 26.6145 , 25.1411 , 29.4558 , 25.5083 , 31.1396 , 29.2588 , 43.0373 , 44.8947 , 47.4602 , 48.2855 , 49.5610 , 56.2949 , 64.5798 , 69.4478 , 75.3135 , 87.3425 , 88.0000 , 93.9003
(1980-2012)
88.00 3,297 8,152 88,744 77 93.90 E
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 , 716.8543 , 698.8668 , 851.2483 , 854.8445 , 1006.1296 , 1199.6676 , 1363.6218 , 1682.9254 , 1909.8840 , 1832.7153 , 1860.4137 , 1711.8868 , 1737.7425
(1980-2012)
1,711.89 6,030 27,136 -- 174 1,737.74
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
(1980-2013)
9.50 124 1,113 1,526 19 10.47
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
(1980-2013)
10.95 546 6,845 37   12.93
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
(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
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
(1980-2011)
5.31 638 20,254 117   5.51
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
(1980-2011)
4.68 562 18,501 117   4.88
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 , 1.6570
(1980-2011)
1.44 135 5,086 119   1.66
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 , 1.9565 , 2.2930 , 2.7210 , 3.0902 , 3.8023 , 4.3318 , 4.1742 , 4.2595
(1980-2010)
4.174 36 487 27   4.259
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 , 0.1352 , 0.1446 , 0.1476 , 0.1659 , 0.1862 , 0.1972 , 0.2088 , 0.2392
(1980-2010)
0.209 16 488 95   0.239
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 , 3212.6235 , 3089.9299 , 2615.5628 , 2478.0337 , 2323.5377 , 2143.3955 , 2279.1011 , 2479.5500
(1980-2010)
2,279 5,405 7,461 168   2,480
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 , 26.5913 , 26.9733
(1980-2011)
26.59 1,155 31,502 78   26.97

-- = 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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