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Ecuador's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
1.376
Quadrillion Btu
48
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
0.689
Quadrillion Btu
69
Total Petroleum and Other Liquids Production
2018
517
Thousand Barrels Per Day
29
Crude Oil Proved Reserves
2018
8.3
Billion Barrels
18
Exports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
415
Thousand Barrels Per Day
22
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Map of Ecuador
Map of Ecuador

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: October 5, 2017

  • Ecuador's energy mix is dominated by oil, although its challenging investment environment and lack of domestic refining capacity limit oil revenues.
  • Ecuador has the third-largest oil reserves in South America.
  • Ecuador's hydrocarbon resources are exclusively owned by the state, and state-owned oil companies account for most of the production.
  • Ecuador is the fifth-largest oil producer in South America. Substantial oil reserves are located in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) fields in Yasuni National Park. Production began at the Tiputini field in September 2016.
  • Ecuador exports approximately 70% of the crude oil it produces, and is the third-largest supplier of crude oil imports to the U.S. West Coast behind Saudi Arabia and Canada.

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