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Iran

Iran Energy Stats

Author: Edsel.G

Author: Edsel.G

Iran is a member of the OPEC and is one of the world’s top producers of oil and the world’s leader when it comes to proven gas reserves. More specifically, Iran holds 10% of the world’s proven oil deposits, while 15% of gas reserves in the world are in the country. These facts would easily make Iran one of the richest countries today.

However, technological inefficiency, lack of political will, and international sanctions all have lead to the stoppage of oil and gas refinement. While the country holds some of the world’s untapped petroleum reserves, Iran still imports many of its petroleum needs. This is due to the inefficiency of available Iranian technology to tap and process oil underneath the territory. As of 2005, only a few oil and gas exploratory operations were conducted due to technological lags.

Energy production in Iran is diversified, and this is not necessarily a bad thing. Hydroelectric plants are scattered all over the country and this accounts for 7% of all electrical outputs. Recently, geothermal, solar, and wind-powered plants have been opened to enhance reusable and environmentally-friendly energy potential of the country. To compensate for the growing energy demands of the country’s growing industrial power and population, Iran also opened last 2011 its first nuclear powered plant at Bushehr. This nuclear power has led to the middle-eastern crisis which further resulted on Iran’s economic isolation through sanctions from the US and other Western countries. It is widely believed that the creation of the plant veils the attempt by the Iranian nation to develop weapons of mass destruction, an attempt which might be nearing complete realization.

Definitions

  • Crude oil > Exports: This entry is the total amount of crude oil exported, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Crude oil > Imports: This entry is the total amount of crude oil imported, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Crude oil > Production: This entry is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Electric power consumption > KWh: Electric power consumption (kWh). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • Electricity > Consumption: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Electricity > Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Electricity > Installed generating capacity: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour.
  • Electricity > Production: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Natural gas > Proved reserves: This entry is the stock of proved reserves of natural gas in cubic meters (cu m). Proved reserves are those quantities of natural gas, which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.
  • Oil > Consumption: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Oil > Consumption > Per capita: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Oil > Production: This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Refined petroleum products > Consumption: This entry is the country's total consumption of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of refined petroleum products produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • Refined petroleum products > Exports: This entry is the country's total exports of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Crude oil > Exports 2.38 million bbl/day 2010 1st out of 182
Crude oil > Imports 15,600 bbl/day 2010 59th out of 186
Crude oil > Production 3.59 million bbl/day 2012 6th out of 203
Electric power consumption > KWh 199.79 billion 2011 19th out of 135
Electricity > Consumption 182.7 billion kWh 2010 11th out of 166
Electricity > Consumption per capita 2,810.6 kWh 2009 17th out of 35
Electricity > Installed generating capacity 62.09 million kW 2010 11th out of 186
Electricity > Production 220.3 billion kWh 2011 17th out of 95
Natural gas > Production None 2011 4th out of 187
Natural gas > Proved reserves 33.61 trillion cu m 2013 2nd out of 199
Oil > Consumption 1.81 million bbl/day 2009 12th out of 193
Oil > Consumption > Per capita 24.28 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl 2006 44th out of 170
Oil > Production 4.17 million bbl/day 2009 3rd out of 180
Refined petroleum products > Consumption 1.69 million bbl/day 2011 13th out of 208
Refined petroleum products > Exports 330,800 bbl/day 2010 19th out of 190

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; International Energy Agency; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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"Iran Energy Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iran/Energy

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Iran is a member of the OPEC and is one of the world’s top producers of oil and the world’s leader when it comes to proven gas reserves. More specifically, Iran holds 10% of the world’s proven oil deposits, while 15% of gas reserves in the world are in the country. These facts would easily make Iran one of the richest countries today.

However, technological inefficiency, lack of political will, and international sanctions all have lead to the stoppage of oil and gas refinement. While the country holds some of the world’s untapped petroleum reserves, Iran still imports many of its petroleum needs. This is due to the inefficiency of available Iranian technology to tap and process oil underneath the territory. As of 2005, only a few oil and gas exploratory operations were conducted due to technological lags.

Energy production in Iran is diversified, and this is not necessarily a bad thing. Hydroelectric plants are scattered all over the country and this accounts for 7% of all electrical outputs. Recently, geothermal, solar, and wind-powered plants have been opened to enhance reusable and environmentally-friendly energy potential of the country. To compensate for the growing energy demands of the country’s growing industrial power and population, Iran also opened last 2011 its first nuclear powered plant at Bushehr. This nuclear power has led to the middle-eastern crisis which further resulted on Iran’s economic isolation through sanctions from the US and other Western countries. It is widely believed that the creation of the plant veils the attempt by the Iranian nation to develop weapons of mass destruction, an attempt which might be nearing complete realization.

Posted on 07 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

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Iran is a member of the OPEC and is one of the world’s top producers of oil and the world’s leader when it comes to proven gas reserves. More specifically, Iran holds 10% of the world’s proven oil deposits, while 15% of gas reserves in the world are in the country. These facts would easily make Iran one of the richest countries today.

However, technological inefficiency, lack of political will, and international sanctions all have lead to the stoppage of oil and gas refinement. While the country holds some of the world’s untapped petroleum reserves, Iran still imports many of its petroleum needs. This is due to the inefficiency of available Iranian technology to tap and process oil underneath the territory. As of 2005, only a few oil and gas exploratory operations were conducted due to technological lags. Energy production in Iran is diversified, and this is not necessarily a bad thing. Hydroelectric plants are scattered all over the country and this accounts for 7% of all electrical outputs. Recently, geothermal, solar, and wind-powered plants have been opened to enhance reusable and environmentally-friendly energy potential of the country. To compensate for the growing energy demands of the country’s growing industrial power and population, Iran also opened last 2011 its first nuclear powered plant at Bushehr. This nuclear power has led to the middle-eastern crisis which further resulted on Iran’s economic isolation through sanctions from the US and other Western countries. It is widely believed that the creation of the plant veils the attempt by the Iranian nation to develop weapons of mass destruction, an attempt which might be nearing complete realization.

Posted on 07 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

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