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Peru's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
1.099
Quadrillion Btu
50
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
1.104
Quadrillion Btu
57
Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation
2016
26
Billion Kilowatthours
33
Proved Reserves of Natural Gas
2018
16
Trillion Cubic Feet
33
Imports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
108
Thousand Barrels Per Day
42
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Map of Peru
Map of Peru

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: July 2015

  • The economy of Peru has grown rapidly since the year 2000. Peru's GDP per capita has nearly tripled since then. In tandem with the economic growth, energy demand has also grown considerably. Peru, which is rich in hydrocarbons, has oil, natural gas, and coal reserves. Despite its increased energy consumption, Peru exports both oil and natural gas.
  • Peru is the seventh-largest crude oil reserve holder in Central and South America, with 741 million barrels of estimated proved reserves, as of January 2015, according to Oil and Gas Journal. Much of Peru's proved oil reserves are located onshore in the Amazon region. Proved natural gas reserves in Peru were 15 trillion cubic feet in 2015, the fourth-largest reserves in Central and South America, following Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • Crude oil production in Peru has been declining since the mid-1990s, but the country's total liquid fuels production has been bolstered by increased output of natural gas liquids (NGLs). As a result, total liquid fuels production has steadily increased over the past decade to average 180,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2014, of which nearly 60% was NGLs.
  • Petroleum and other liquids consumption in Peru averaged about 230,000 b/d in 2014. Peru imports crude oil and refined products to satisfy both domestic demand and export commitments. The country imports most of its crude oil from Ecuador, with smaller amounts from other countries in South America, Trinidad & Tobago, and West Africa.
  • The vast majority of Peru's refined product imports come from the United States, and its reliance on U.S. imports have been growing. Peru imported nearly 80,000 b/d of petroleum products from the United States in 2014, increasing threefold since 2008.

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