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Malaysia's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
4.094
Quadrillion Btu
25
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
3.332
Quadrillion Btu
31
Exports of Dry Natural Gas
2017
1,350
Billion Cubic Feet
9
Primary Coal Imports
2016
26,671
thousand short tons
9
Total Petroleum and Other Liquids Production
2018
750
thousand barrels per day
26
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Map of Malaysia
Map of Malaysia

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: April 26, 2017

  • Malaysia is the world's third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, the second-largest oil and natural gas producer in Southeast Asia, and strategically located amid important routes for seaborne energy trade.
  • Malaysia is the third-largest consumer of energy in Southeast Asia. Petroleum, natural gas, and coal are the main fuels sources consumed.
  • Malaysia is the second-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in Southeast Asia, following Indonesia. Nearly all of Malaysia's oil comes from offshore fields.
  • Malaysia was the world's third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after Qatar and Australia in 2016. The country's growing domestic demand and regional gas imbalances in the past few years prompted the country to open its first regasification terminal as another supply source.
  • Malaysia's electricity demand, met mostly by natural gas and, to a lesser extent, coal, continues to expand rapidly. This growth coupled with insufficient natural gas supply in high-demand centers is driving the country to diversify its power generation fuel mix and to add electricity capacity to avoid future power shortages.

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