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What percentage of electricity is generated by oil around the world? - Answers

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What percentage of electricity is generated by oil around the world?

World map depicting countries where electricity generated by oil

A necessity for mankind, electricity supports life in a way that we don’t even know what life looks like without it. Be it is home, school, office, shopping malls, or any other place, electricity plays a significant role.

In the absence of electricity, our lives would come to a standstill. But have you ever wondered where does our electricity come from? In fact, there are many sources that are used to generate power. Some of these are – solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, Biomass energy, nuclear power, and others. Oil, which is a fossil fuel, is also used as a source for electricity. However, in some countries, the use of oil as a source of electricity is quite high, while in others it is minimal.

According to 2015 data by the World Bank, there were just a handful of nations that were producing more than 90 percent of the electricity from oil. South Sudan topped the list with 99.6 percent of electricity being produced from oil. Coming at the second and third spots were Benin and Eritrea, both of which witnessed 99.5 percent of electricity being produced from oil. Other nations where the percentage stood at more than 90 were Lebanon, Malta, Cyprus, Jordan, Haiti, etc.

There were only two nations where between 75 and 90 percent of the electricity was generated from oil and these were Senegal and Cuba. While Senegal saw 83.6 percent electricity being generated from oil in Cuba the percentage stood at 81.6. Countries, where between 50 and 75 percent of electricity was generated by oil, were Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Nations, where between 25 and 50 percent of the electricity was generated from oil, were Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Pakistan, Panama, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and some others.

Countries, where between 1 and 25 percent of the electricity was generated from oil, were Egypt, Japan, Greece, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain, Australia, India, the Netherlands, Canada, Russia, among others. Meanwhile, there were many nations where less than one percent of electricity was generated from oil. Some of these were Germany, the United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Belgium, Vietnam, China, South Africa, and many other nations.

The table below provides 2015 data on the percentage of electricity generated from oil.

Country Electricity production by Oil (%)
South Sudan 99.6
Benin 99.5
Eritrea 99.5
Lebanon 98.9
Malta 96.7
Curacao 96.4
Cyprus 92.7
Jordan 92.5
Haiti 91.3
Jamaica 90.2
Senegal 83.6
Cuba 81.6
Iraq 73.7
Kuwait 66.3
Yemen, Rep. 61.4
Honduras 55.7
Dominican Republic 51.9
Saudi Arabia 48.8
Angola 46.8
Libya 46.3
Nicaragua 46.1
El Salvador 40.3
Pakistan 39.7
Suriname 37.7
Ecuador 37.5
Panama 36.8
Mauritius 36.7
Sri Lanka 35.1
Niger 27.8
Gabon 27
Syria 21.8
Iran 21.7
Sudan 21.7
Kenya 18.5
Ghana 17.1
Tanzania 15.5
Bangladesh 14.7
Guatemala 14.1
Venezuela 14
Argentina 13.8
Morocco 13.1
Cameroon 12.8
Egypt 12.2
Togo 12
Indonesia 11.3
Japan 11.2
Greece 11
Mexico 10.9
Cambodia 10.7
Costa Rica 10.2
Uruguay 9.1
Philippines 7.4
Chile 6.2
Cote d’Ivoire 6.1
Brazil 6
Italy 5.1
Spain 5.1
Mongolia 4.5
Lithuania 4.3
Botswana 4.2
Korea, North 3.3
Korea, South 3.2
Macedonia 2.8
Zambia 2.8
Oman 2.6
Portugal 2.6
Malaysia 2.4
Australia 2
Bolivia 2
Algeria 1.8
India 1.8
Netherlands 1.8
Tunisia 1.8
United Arab Emirates 1.3
Canada 1.2
Peru 1.2
Belarus 1.1
Slovakia 1.1
Austria 1
Brunei 1
Croatia 1
Denmark 1
Kazakhstan 1
Poland 1
Russia 1
Thailand 1
Germany 0.9
Namibia 0.9
Turkey 0.9
 The United States 0.9
Ireland 0.7
Romania 0.7
Singapore 0.7
Hong Kong 0.6
Kyrgyz Republic 0.6
Israel 0.5
Myanmar 0.5
United Kingdom 0.5
Zimbabwe 0.5
Bulgaria 0.4
Uzbekistan 0.4
Belgium 0.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.3
Estonia 0.3
Finland 0.3
France 0.3
Kosovo 0.3
Moldova 0.3
Vietnam 0.3
Azerbaijan 0.2
China 0.2
Colombia 0.2
Hungary 0.2
Slovenia 0.2
Sweden 0.2
Trinidad and Tobago 0.2
Ethiopia 0.1
South Africa 0.1
Switzerland 0.1
Ukraine 0.1
Albania 0
Armenia 0
Bahrain 0
Congo, Dem. Rep. 0
Congo, Rep. 0
Czech Republic 0
Georgia 0
Iceland 0
Latvia 0
Luxembourg 0
Montenegro 0
Mozambique 0
Nepal 0
New Zealand 0
Nigeria 0
Norway 0
Paraguay 0
Qatar 0
Serbia 0
Tajikistan 0
Turkmenistan 0

(Data sourced from World Bank)

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