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Yemen's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
0.071
Quadrillion Btu
112
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
0.144
Quadrillion Btu
118
Crude Oil Proved Reserves
2018
3
Billion Barrels
29
Proved Reserves of Natural Gas
2018
17
Trillion Cubic Feet
32
Exports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
8.9
Thousand Barrels Per Day
57
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Map of Yemen
Map of Yemen

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: September 25, 2014

  • Although Yemen is not a major hydrocarbon producer relative to several other countries in the Middle East, the country has sufficient oil and natural gas resources for both domestic demand and exports. However, Yemen's difficult security environment hinders the production and transport of those resources.
  • Yemen's oil production has decreased significantly since peaking in 2001 because of natural decline in the country's aging fields and frequent attacks on its oil infrastructure.
  • Yemen's oil production declined after 2001 as a result of the country's maturing fields, and attacks on the country's oil infrastructure since 2011 have led to significant short-term disruptions.
  • Attacks on Yemen's key oil infrastructure continue to curtail both domestic petroleum consumption and exports.
  • Until recently, Yemen reinjected most of its natural gas production to aid in oil recovery. However, since 2009 the country has been an LNG exporter, and the government aims to increase the use of natural gas in many sectors, including in electricity generation.

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