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Congo (Brazzaville)  

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  • Congo (Brazzaville) is among the top five oil producers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oil production comes almost entirely from offshore oil fields. Congo exports almost all of its oil production, and the largest recipients are China and the European Union.
  • Total (France) and Eni (Italy) are the leading oil and natural gas producers in Congo. The companies produce nearly three-fourths of Congo's total oil production.
  • Congo's first deepwater field came online in 2008, boosting oil production. However, over the past few years, oil production decreased as a result of natural declines at mature fields. A few deepwater projects are slated to come online in the next five years, but in the near term oil production is expected to continue to fall.
  • Almost 85% of Congo's natural gas production is re-injected into oil wells to aid oil recovery, vented, or flared (burned off). Eni has led efforts to reduce gas flaring by constructing gas-fueled power plants in Congo.
  • Hydropower accounted for more than 60% of Congo's net electricity generation in 2011. There are a number of hydropower projects under consideration for development.

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Analysis Last Updated: January 29, 2014


Overview data for Congo (Brazzaville)

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
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History
Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
    
Congo (Brazzaville)
Total Oil Production 65.0000 , 83.0000 , 89.0000 , 87.0000 , 121.0000 , 120.0000 , 118.7310 , 122.8834 , 143.8932 , 163.8834 , 164.8365 , 155.7337 , 173.7098 , 180.7670 , 179.7001 , 187.7466 , 200.7409 , 264.6339 , 276.6326 , 282.9282 , 291.9074 , 266.3503 , 259.9621 , 255.5233 , 242.9270 , 235.8760 , 247.2958 , 213.6506 , 239.8777 , 274.4865 , 311.9116 , 298.9116 , 291.9116 , 278.9116
(1980-2013)
291.91 9,980 89,757 34   278.91
Crude Oil Production 65.0000 , 83.0000 , 89.0000 , 87.0000 , 121.0000 , 120.0000 , 119.0000 , 123.0000 , 144.0000 , 164.0000 , 165.0000 , 156.0000 , 174.0000 , 181.0400 , 180.0001 , 188.0000 , 201.0000 , 253.0000 , 265.0000 , 270.0000 , 280.0000 , 255.0000 , 249.2027 , 246.8493 , 235.4781 , 228.6247 , 241.6438 , 207.1707 , 233.2705 , 267.8603 , 305.0000 , 290.0000 , 280.0000 , 265.0000
(1980-2013)
280.00 9,074 75,887 33   265.00
Consumption 5.0000 , 6.0000 , 5.0000 , 4.0000 , 4.0000 , 5.7486 , 5.8082 , 6.5000 , 5.8176 , 6.5000 , 7.1101 , 6.2222 , 5.7918 , 5.4274 , 5.2700 , 5.1907 , 5.0211 , 5.0028 , 5.0515 , 4.1756 , 4.4002 , 5.5859 , 4.8296 , 6.0420 , 6.7113 , 7.5515 , 8.2261 , 9.0647 , 9.9771 , 11.6734 , 13.6127 , 13.0000 , 11.8683
(1980-2012)
13.00 3,297 88,744 114   11.87 E
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 60.0000 , 77.0000 , 84.0000 , 83.0000 , 117.0000 , 114.2515 , 112.9228 , 116.3834 , 138.0756 , 157.3834 , 157.7265 , 149.5115 , 167.9180 , 175.3397 , 174.4301 , 182.5559 , 195.7197 , 259.6311 , 271.5812 , 278.7526 , 287.5072 , 260.7644 , 255.1325 , 249.4812 , 236.2157 , 228.3244 , 239.0697 , 204.5860 , 229.9006 , 262.8131 , 298.2989 , 285.9116 , 280.0433
(1980-2012)
285.91 6,030 -- 162   280.04
Refinery Capacity 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000 , 21.0000
(1980-2012)
21 3,220 88,097 99   21
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 0.4000 , 0.6600 , 1.3000 , 1.5500 , 0.4000 , 0.4800 , 0.6500 , 0.7200 , 0.7200 , 0.7100 , 0.8300 , 0.8300 , 0.8300 , 0.8300 , 0.8300 , 0.8300 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.5059 , 1.6000 , 1.6000 , 1.6000 , 1.6000 , 1.6000 , 1.6000 , 1.6000
(1980-2013)
1.60 124 1,526 35   1.60
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
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Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
Production 0.5000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.7000 , 0.7000 , 2.0000 , 0.4000 , 2.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 4.2378 , 6.0036 , 6.3567 , 10.2414 , 13.0666 , 18.7170 , 32.8430 , 40.6123 , 40.9654
(1980-2012)
40.61 7,124 116,255 61   40.97
Consumption 0.4000 , 0.6000 , 0.6000 , 0.7000 , 0.7000 , 2.0000 , 0.4000 , 2.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 4.2378 , 6.0036 , 6.3567 , 10.2414 , 13.0666 , 18.7170 , 32.8430 , 40.6123 , 40.9654
(1980-2012)
40.61 3,909 116,395 85   40.97
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)
2.2000 , 2.0000 , 2.5000 , 2.7000 , 2.1500 , 2.1180 , 2.4700 , 2.5000 , 2.4700 , 2.4400 , 2.5800 , 2.5800 , 2.6000 , 2.7000 , 2.7000 , 2.7000 , 4.3110 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000 , 3.2000
(1980-2013)
3.20 546 6,845 54   3.20
Coal (Million Short Tons)
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Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
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)
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Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
Net Generation 0.1510 , 0.1570 , 0.1980 , 0.2310 , 0.2500 , 0.2900 , 0.2670 , 0.2780 , 0.2890 , 0.3960 , 0.4880 , 0.4770 , 0.4240 , 0.3580 , 0.3220 , 0.3500 , 0.4530 , 0.4480 , 0.3410 , 0.2520 , 0.2929 , 0.3310 , 0.3920 , 0.3926 , 0.3900 , 0.4243 , 0.4441 , 0.3997 , 0.4518 , 0.5235 , 0.7600 , 1.2550
(1980-2011)
0.76 638 20,254 157   1.26
Net Consumption 0.1440 , 0.1560 , 0.2000 , 0.1920 , 0.2940 , 0.2280 , 0.3690 , 0.3870 , 0.3720 , 0.3860 , 0.4050 , 0.4620 , 0.4400 , 0.3550 , 0.3510 , 0.3550 , 0.4490 , 0.4470 , 0.3240 , 0.3610 , 0.2939 , 0.2870 , 0.4140 , 0.3846 , 0.3630 , 0.4163 , 0.4621 , 0.4787 , 0.5338 , 0.5845 , 0.5750 , 0.6870
(1980-2011)
0.58 562 18,501 167   0.69
Installed Capacity (GWe) 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1180 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1210 , 0.1480 , 0.1480 , 0.1480 , 0.1480
(1980-2011)
0.15 135 5,086 166   0.15
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
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Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
Production 0.1391 , 0.1768 , 0.1902 , 0.1867 , 0.2593 , 0.2583 , 0.2542 , 0.2644 , 0.3076 , 0.3501 , 0.3531 , 0.3341 , 0.3724 , 0.3856 , 0.3830 , 0.4002 , 0.4299 , 0.5573 , 0.5810 , 0.5927 , 0.6146 , 0.5598 , 0.5472 , 0.5385 , 0.5138 , 0.5022 , 0.5295 , 0.4619 , 0.5216 , 0.5985 , 0.6922
(1980-2010)
.599 36 487 62   0.692
Consumption 0.0119 , 0.0142 , 0.0128 , 0.0114 , 0.0120 , 0.0173 , 0.0151 , 0.0184 , 0.0150 , 0.0173 , 0.0193 , 0.0177 , 0.0168 , 0.0130 , 0.0146 , 0.0147 , 0.0155 , 0.0153 , 0.0143 , 0.0118 , 0.0130 , 0.0160 , 0.0154 , 0.0172 , 0.0185 , 0.0248 , 0.0284 , 0.0339 , 0.0391 , 0.0478 , 0.0673
(1980-2010)
0.048 16 488 143   0.067
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
2676.9047 , 3111.1887 , 2740.1515 , 2382.4767 , 2457.0363 , 3437.7585 , 2943.4268 , 3504.8925 , 2345.5960 , 2221.5463 , 2455.0288 , 2197.5215 , 2038.7229 , 1594.9939 , 1886.1412 , 1834.6456 , 1847.4327 , 1838.1065 , 1663.1031 , 1415.2240 , 1446.7026 , 1712.2758 , 1575.3988 , 1748.4314 , 1812.8333 , 2258.7123 , 2434.8172 , 2946.6020 , 3218.8300 , 3667.0038 , 4741.7141
(1980-2010)
3,667 5,405 7,461 139   4,742
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Congo (Brazzaville)
Africa
World
Rank
 
Congo (Brazzaville)
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
0.7207 , 0.8718 , 0.7284 , 0.6051 , 0.6140 , 0.9138 , 0.8148 , 1.0144 , 0.7931 , 0.9035 , 1.1417 , 0.8629 , 0.8530 , 3.1433 , 3.1227 , 3.1042 , 3.0836 , 3.7051 , 3.6676 , 3.1664 , 3.0144 , 3.2012 , 2.9852 , 3.0701 , 3.0737 , 5.2879 , 5.4440 , 5.7737 , 5.9608 , 6.4633 , 6.7941 , 6.8585
(1980-2011)
6.79 1,155 31,502 114   6.86

-- = 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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