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Chad's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
0.261
Quadrillion Btu
85
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
0.005
Quadrillion Btu
197
Crude Oil Proved Reserves
2018
1.5
Billion Barrels
38
Production of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2018
132
Thousand Barrels Per Day
38
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Map of Chad
Map of Chad

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: March 2013

  • Chad ranks as the tenth-largest oil reserve holder among African countries, with 1.5 billion barrels of proven reserves as of January 1, 2013, according to the Oil and Gas Journal.
  • Crude oil production in Chad was an estimated 115,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2011 and 105,000 bbl/d in 2012. Almost all of this was exported via the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline.
  • The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the Chadian government jointly constructed the 20,000 bbl/d N'Djamena refinery, and it began supplying the local market with petroleum products in 2011. However, operations have occasionally been temporarily suspended in the past due to price disputes and operational issues.
  • Petroleum is the only hydrocarbon that Chad consumes. Traditional wood fuel is the primary source of total energy consumption in the country.
  • Very few households in Chad have access to electricity. The country has installed electric generation capacity of 31 megawatts that is thermal-powered using refined oil products.

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