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South Africa

South Africa Energy Stats

Definitions

  • Commercial energy use: Commercial energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Commercial energy use refers to apparent consumption, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Electric power consumption > KWh per capita: Electric power consumption (kWh per capita). 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.
  • Electrical outages > Days: Electrical outages are the average number of days per year that establishments experience power outages or surges from the public grid.
  • 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • 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.
  • Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh: Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh). Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
  • Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita: Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter: Pump price for gasoline (US$ per liter). Fuel prices refer to the pump prices of the most widely sold grade of gasoline. Prices have been converted from the local currency to U.S. dollars.
  • 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 > Exports: This entry is the total oil exported in barrels per day (bbl/day), including both crude oil and oil products.
  • Oil > Imports: This entry is the total oil imported in barrels per day (bbl/day), including both crude oil and oil products.
  • 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.
  • Oil > Production > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Commercial energy use 2,513.85 2000 43th out of 116
Electric power consumption > KWh per capita 4,694.23 2011 45th out of 135
Electrical outages > Days 5.45 days 2003 14th out of 18
Electricity > Consumption 234.2 billion kWh 2012 3rd out of 23
Electricity > Consumption > Per capita 5,486.63 kWh per capita 2007 31st out of 155
Electricity > Production 257.9 billion kWh 2012 4th out of 27
Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh 2.46 billion 2011 92nd out of 137
Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita 2,794.64 2011 41st out of 137
Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter $1.38 2012 89th out of 166
Oil > Consumption 579,000 bbl/day 2009 26th out of 193
Oil > Consumption > Per capita 10.65 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl 2006 82nd out of 170
Oil > Exports 128,500 bbl/day 2007 32nd out of 142
Oil > Imports 490,500 bbl/day 2007 5th out of 149
Oil > Production 191,000 bbl/day 2009 39th out of 180
Oil > Production > Per capita 4.53 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl 2007 57th out of 111

SOURCES: International Energy Agency; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; IEA; German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Citation

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

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