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Uzbekistan's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
2.063
quadrillion Btu
38
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
1.66
quadrillion Btu
44
Dry Natural Gas Production
2017
1,840
billion cubic feet
15
Proved Reserves of Natural Gas
2018
65
trillion cubic feet
18
Coal Recoverable Reserves
2017
1,516
million short tons
28
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Map of Uzbekistan
Map of Uzbekistan

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: July 2016

  • Total primary energy consumption in Uzbekistan was about 2.05 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2015, according to BP's 2016 Statistical Review. Natural gas accounted for the majority of consumption (88%), while consumption of petroleum products (5%), coal (2%), and hydroelectricity (5%) accounted for the remainder. Uzbekistan holds sizeable hydrocarbon reserves of natural gas, and its economy is highly dependent on the country’s energy resources.
  • Uzbekistan maintained state control over hydrocarbon resources following the end of the Soviet Union. In 1992, the country formed the state company, Uzbekneftegaz, to manage the oil and natural gas sectors.
  • Russia's Lukoil and Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) are among the most heavily invested companies in Uzbekistan's oil and natural gas industries.
  • Uzbekistan had 594 million barrels of proven crude oil reserves in 2016, according to Oil and Gas Journal. In 2015, total petroleum and other liquids production was 78,900 barrels per day (b/d). Roughly 60% of Uzbekistan’s known oil and natural gas fields are located in the Bukhara-Khiva region. The region is the source of approximately 70% of the country’s oil production.
  • Uzbekistan has three oil refineries located in Ferghana, Alty-Arik, and Bukhara, with a total crude oil distillation capacity of 232,000 b/d. The refineries typically operate below capacity because of insufficient domestic oil production.

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