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Colombia's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
5.24
quadrillion Btu
23
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
1.782
quadrillion Btu
41
Primary Coal Exports
2016
91,881
thousand short tons
4
Primary Coal Production
2016
99,772
thousand short tons
11
Exports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
745
thousand barrels per day
16
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Map of Colombia
Map of Colombia

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights

  • In 2017, Colombia was South America’s largest coal producer and the region’s third-largest oil producer after Venezuela and Brazil. The country is also a significant oil exporter, ranking as the sixth-largest crude oil exporter to the United States in 2017.
  • At 39%, oil accounted for the largest share of Colombia’s total energy consumed in 2017. (Figure 1). [1]
  • The country relies on hydropower for most of its electricity needs. Despite being a major coal producer Colombia uses very little coal domestically, instead exporting most of its coal production.

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