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Congo (Brazzaville)'s Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
0.49
Quadrillion Btu
70
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
0.096
Quadrillion Btu
133
Exports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
195
Thousand Barrels Per Day
29
Production of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2018
342
Thousand Barrels Per Day
30
Total Petroleum and Other Liquids Production
2018
349
Thousand Barrels Per Day
32
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Map of Congo (Brazzaville)
Map of Congo (Brazzaville)

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: January 29, 2014

  • 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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